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Federal fines to jump 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 ..."

Deal Could Help Homeowners Pay to Fix Crumbling Foundations - $50 million fund being negotiated with insurance companies; Two CT companies to stop selling products after allegations of crumbling foundations - WFSB Eyewitness News; State won't sue companies over crumbling foundations

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

Notice of Intent to Adopt the 2016 State Building Code

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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Discussing the Human City - watch Joel Kotkin at the Aspen Institute 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 - will help change the regulatory mindset of state agencies.

2016 Legislative Session - Session report, 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 but 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.  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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