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Control of the CT Senate at stake in battleground districts - CT Mirror

Federal fines jumped Aug. 1 - Percentage increases huge for violating OSHA (78%), endangered species (98%) and stormwater permit (40%) regulations.

National Lieutenant Governors Stand Up for Housing - led by CT Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, "Housing affordability and availability are ..."

Crumbling Concrete Foundations - see HBRACT testimony, news reports

Study faults state's business climate - over-regulation cited.

Notice of Intent to Adopt the 2016 State Building Code - new Code effective Oct. 1, 2016.

2016 State Legislative Session Report - see bills HBRACT worked on

State legislature adopts new budget - Senate approves along party lines, 21 Ds to 15 Rs; House nearly so, 74 Ds for to 62 Rs plus 8 Ds against.

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A Millennial Tells Why He Left CT Twice -"It's the economy, stupid."

Where Has All the Money Gone? 25th Anniversary of CT's Income Tax - Yankee Institute of Public Policy

New England's Suburban Decline - "Housing is brutally expensive in Connecticut," Francese said. "Millennials just say, 'This is a joke ... I can never get paid enough to pay for the house.'"

Discussing the Human City - watch Joel Kotkin challenge the dominant planning mantra that pushes for dense urban cores and its war on the suburbs.

How Anti-Growth Sentiment, Reflected in Zoning Laws, Thwarts Equality - NY Times

For first time in 6 years, legislature overrides Governor Malloy's vetoes of bills - Governor's veto of SB 302, a bill HBRA strongly supported, was fortunately overturned and is a victory for small businesses.

Mandate to install fire sprinklers in all new 1&2 family homes overwhelmingly defeated on 7-18 vote in Public Safety Committee.

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Thu, September 01, 2016 5:30 PM (EDT) • Stony Creek Brewery - Branford
Wed, September 07, 2016 6:00 PM (EDT) • Jacky Durrell Pavilian - Fairfield
Thu, September 08, 2016 6:00 PM (EDT) • Elaine's Restaurant - Wethersfield
Fri, September 09, 2016 8:00 AM (EDT) • Ring's End - 160 Avon Road - Stratford, CT
Fri, September 09, 2016 12:00 PM (EDT) • High Meadow - North Granby
Tue, September 27, 2016 3:00 PM (EDT) • Sheraton - Rocky Hill
Wed, September 28, 2016 5:30 PM (EDT) • Flanders Fish Market - East Lyme
Thu, September 29, 2016 3:30 PM (EDT) • Pick Up - Westport Commuter lot
Thu, September 29, 2016 6:00 PM (EDT) • The Bond Ballroom - Hartford
Wed, October 05, 2016 6:00 PM (EDT) • The Waters Edge at Giovanni's - Darien
Thu, October 06, 2016 4:30 PM (EDT) • Eli's on Whitney - Hamden
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