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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.
Housing Defense Fund
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.
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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