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DEEP officials “surprised” by aggressive CCM statement on storm water controversy

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The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities charged today that “significant” issues linger over the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s draft revisions on storm water (MS4) permits that will be announced by January 26. While the DEEP plans to changes requirements for street sweeping, the cleaning of catch basins, leaf-collection requirements and monitoring of storm water discharges, other […] [Read More]
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Rep. Hennessy wants to equalize auto-insurance rates

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State Rep. John Hennessy, D-Bridgeport, has submitted legislation aimed at equalizing the wide range local auto (photo by Getty Images) insurance. “Urban motorists, more likely than not, pay exorbitant differences when it comes to auto insurance,” said Hennessy, who serves on the Environment and Finance Committees are is co-chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee,  said. […] [Read More]
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Black and Puerto Rican Caucus plans hearing for Jan. 21

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State Rep. Bruce Morris (D-Norwalk), chairman of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, has set Jan. 21 for a public hearing on potential legislative priorities. The event, in which people are invited from throughout the state, will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. in Room 1-D of the Legislative Office Building. Members of the caucus […] [Read More]
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Don’t ask for whom the tolls.

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Rep. Tony Guerrera, D-Rocky Hill, seems resigned to the inevitability of highway-toll legislation this session, as a way to keep the Special Transportation Fund afloat during this period of lower gas prices and sharply reduced fuel taxes for the STF. Guerrera, the co-chairman of the legislative Transportation Committee, saw his panel raise a bill yesterday […] [Read More]
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Malloy supports Obama’s college plan, but doubts it will get through Congress

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  Gov. Malloy on President Obama’s proposal for free community-college plan: “If a bill comes out of Washington that covers that kind of percentage of the community college bill for students who are fulltime employed and are marching steadily and quickly toward a degree we would participate and we would find a way to do […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy on potential plastic-bag ban: “arf..arf.”

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The governor was loosey goosey with reporters a few minutes ago, rejecting a Public Utility Regulatory Authority request to move from state Dept of Energy and Environmental Protection offices in Hartford, suggesting that if PURA employees don’t like the current set up they can resign. The memo was sent to federal officials last week. “I’m […] [Read More]
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Chairman of Black and Puerto Rican Caucus criticizes comments from GOP’s new urban affairs liaison

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Rep. Bruce V. Morris, D-Norwalk, (left) the new chairman of the General Assembly’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, complained to Capitol reporters on Friday that Avery Gaddis, the Senate GOP’s new director of community development and public affairs, is stirring up the pot. “He says it’s about Democrats taking blacks for granted,” Morris said, reading […] [Read More]
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General Assembly all spruced up, on vector with Capitol daffoldils

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http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Ken-Dixon-The-day-everyone-behaves-at-the-Capitol-6005252.php   [Read More]
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