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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.

Nonpartisan analysts: Tentative CT budget wipes away lots of red ink - CT Mirror

Two CT companies to stop selling products after allegations of crumbling foundations - WFSB Eyewitness News

CT budget details trickle out as partisan debate heats up - CT Mirror

Connecticut's Home Building Industry Recovers Slowly - Hartford Courant

Winners of 6th Annual Zero Energy Challenge Announced - Energize CT

Millenials, Boomers Test Builders' Marketing Skills - HBJ

Governor Malloy Announces $78 Million in New Housing Investments Across CT - press release

Call Before You Dig - New E-Ticketing System - excavators should register prior to Jan 22 to become familiar with new e-ticketing process.  811 call times will be longer if not registered.

Ranking of Most Innovative States - Massachusetts is #1, Connecticut #5

Construction Sector a Leader for Job Growth over the Next Decade - NAHB Eye on Housing

Where Have All the Home Builders Gone ... in MA? - same story could be told in CT

Another view of new data - Census Shows Fewer Families, Different Jobs, Changing Connecticut (Hartford Courant).

How Many Subcontractors Does it Take to Build the Average Home? - answer may surprise you.

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2016 Legislative Session - HBRA Testimony, Find Your Legislators & More

HBRA testifies on crumbling concrete issue - Our 2-prong solution is logical and will solve current and future issues.  J.J. Mottes blames builders' installers - argument debunked by HBRA (see news story to left).

It's More than Just Smoke Alarms - HBRA responds to Nat'l Fire Sprinklers Assoc's despicable and hypocritical comments about home builders.

HBRA Fighting Mandate to Install Fire Sprinklers in all new 1&2 Family Homes - On 7-18 vote, sprinkler mandate overwhelmingly defeated in committee.

HBRACT comments on CEQ's report, "Digging Connecticut" - see more info on storm water regulation here.

Sales tax exemption for weatherization products is repealed in legislature's special session - an unwelcome surprise. 
DRS Issued a Special Notice stating its interpretation of the new law - see SN 2015(11).

HBRA Files Comments with DEEP on its Municipal Stormwater Permit (aka MS4) - State's mandate on municipalities effectively breaches a settlement agreement the HBRA reached with DEEP just two years ago.

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