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(8-20-14) Connecticut Race for Governor Centers on the Economy - WSJ

(8-7-14)  Millenial Boomtowns: Where the Generation is Clustering (It's Not Downtown) - dispelling the myth of where young adults want to live.

(8-4-14)  Each $1,000 Increase in Price of a New Home Forces 206,000 Prospective Buyers Out of the Market Across the Nation - New NAHB study demonstrates the impact that fees, taxes and regulatory costs have on potential home buyers; The variables of median home prices, incomes and housing supply determine local/state impacts - study breaks down the impact by states.

(8-1-14)  Connecticut's Governors Race Still Tight - just days after a NY Times/CBS poll had Foley (R) beating incumbent Malloy (D) by 9 points (see below), two new polls show the candidates very close.

(7-31-14) Connecticut's Debt Rating Remains Negative - As reported in The Commercial Record, a major rating agency says, "the state's budget relies on one-time fixes and ... the state's economic recovery [is] 'slow and uneven.'"

(7-29-14) Governor Candidate Tom Foley (R) Has a 9 Point Lead Over Incumbent Dan Malloy (D) - according to new internet poll.

(7-29-14) Building Code-Fall 2014 Career Development Schedule Announced - these are the classes paid for by the building code education fee added on to all building permit applications.

(7-28-14) See Who Is Donating to CT's Congressional Candidates - The CT Mirror.

(7-23-14) Best and Worst States for Small Business - CT earns a grade of "D" - Message: Make things simpler, lighten up on the rules and regulations, from zoning to licensing, that permeate our lives.  See the Commercial Record report on the same survey.

(7-18-14) Public Sector Hiring Lowers Jobless Rate to $6.7% - CT Mirror - Ct added 1,700 jobs in June: 1,200 in the public sector, only 500 in the private sector.

(6-25-14) CNBC - America's Top States for Business 2014 Ranking places Connecticut at number 46, down 1 slot from 45 last year. ... that's the wrong direction.

(6-18-14)  Why Look for the NGBS Green Certified Mark? - Cindy Wasser, Home Innovation Research Labs

(6-12-14) State's Economic Growth Lackluster in 2013 - CBIA

(6-10-14) What's Behind the Walls of the Connecticut Show Case Home in Norwich?  Open House for builders and the public, Sat, June 14, 10:00 am - 12 noon (radio spot).

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