Posts by Author

Ken Dixon

gustave

First in ….heartburn?

on
Nestled in the budget implementer on the Senate floor Monday night, is a ceremonial naming of the newish food-service kiosk located on the third floor of the Legislative Office Building. It’s being called the “First in Flight Café” to honor the alleged first powered flight by Gustave Whitehead in Bridgeport “and to commemorate the Connecticut aviation […] [Read More]
Categories: General
maurice

“Maurice Sendak Memorial Highway” takes Ridgefield road

on
Here’s the annual list of memorialized highways, bridges and driveways in the budget under discussion Monday in the Capitol, with western Connecticut areas in boldface. Maurice Sendak, (left) the late author and illustrator, is arguably the best-known. Here is the legislative language: “Route 272 in Torrington from the intersection of Route 4 north to the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Youth athletic leagues to provide concussion info

on
  The budget bill under discussion and debate Monday includes a section that starting January 1 of next year, would require youth athletic activity operators to give parents and guardians annual written or electronic information on concussions. Here is the legislative analysis: “The operator must make the statement available when the youth registers. The statement […] [Read More]
Categories: General

New state budget would ban “microbeads”

on
The budget bills under discussion and possible debate today, first in the Senate, then the House, would ban so-called microbeads, those small plastic chunks that are used as exfoliates and such. Here’s a summary of the legislation from the Office of Legislative Research: “The bill phases in bans on manufacturing for sale, importing, selling, or […] [Read More]
Categories: General
pleasurebeach

Budget: state would take control of Bridgeport Harbor

on
The budget language up for votes in the Senate and House today includes provisions for the state to take over Connecticut’s deep-water harbors, including Bridgeport, (Pleasure Beach photo by Dixon) with an overall state Harbormaster appointed by the governor, under a newly configured, quasi-public Connecticut Port Authority. Here’s the budget language: “(a) The harbor master […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Honor (?) women with an $8 bill

on
http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Ken-Dixon-Solutions-to-cash-problems-the-8-6353072.php     [Read More]
Categories: General
weed

DCP reminds you that medical marijuana is legal in Connecticut

on
The state Department of Consumer Protection today released some answers to questions from companies that might be applying for the next round of licenses to operate medical marijuana dispensaries: http://www.ct.gov/dcp/cwp/view.asp?a=4287&Q=567238 The deadline is September 18. One of the biggest questions from potential operators of dispensaries (and under-informed local zoning officials who seem to be looking for […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Win friends and influence the General Assembly

on
http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Ken-Dixon-Fear-and-loathing-in-Hartford-6340187.php     [Read More]
Categories: General