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2017 State Legislative Session Wrap-Up - by Bill Ethier, CEO

2016-2017 Resolution for a Better Connecticut - HBRACT urges all state and local lawmakers to embrace this resolution.

Experts: Governor's Budget Proposal Would Hurt Housing Market - "... a time when the lack of affordable housing is already a major economic development issue."

How Local Housing Regulations Smother the U.S. Economy - NY Times Op-Ed

How Did America's Richest State Become Such a Fiscal Mess? - Governing magazine

Mandate to install fire sprinklers in all new 1&2 family homes overwhelming defeat (7-18 vote) in Public Safety Committee should send strong message to proponents.  But, they're not listening and trying this time to mandate sprinklers be installed in every new townhome - a blow to a popular affordable housing option.

Connecticut is facing a corporate migration crisis -"It's not the cheapest place to do business ... but it's not that bad"

What on Earth is Wrong With Connecticut? - The Atlantic

Arrogance, disdain and an unprecedented failure to lead - CT Viewpoints

Wall street agency warns CT budgets will be bleak for years - Fixed costs to blame; So, legislators, FIX the FIXED COSTS!

How the Mass. economy overtook Connecticut - Can Trump pull Connecticut out of its slump? Answer may be a new suburban oasis, but it depends on lower home prices.

Regulatory Hurdles in Connecticut - So many ways builders are beat down in CT and, then, we all lose...

archived Opinion posts

Housing Defense Fund
Please Join the Fight

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2017 Fiano Family Golf Classic
July 10, 2017
TPC River Highlands, Cromwell


Months into the new fiscal year (which began July 1), the legislature finally passed a budget Sept. 16 - but it's the Republican's budget.  3 Senate Democrats and 5 House Democrats crossed over to vote with all Republicans to produce this surprise vote.  Now, will Governor Malloy veto it?

Malloy: It's time for 'the courage to compromise' on Connecticut's budget

Following Budget Votes, Parties Retreat To Their Corners

With 5 More Democrat Votes, House Forwards GOP Budget to Malloy; Veto Expected

Legislature musters enough votes to override Malloy housing veto - repass 8-30g bill by just one vote in each chamber. Other three vetoes not challenged.  See Partnership for Strong Communities' summary of 8-30g bill.

Some other news:

Connecticut's Housing Market Lags Behind Neighbor States - WSJ

Connecticut jumps 10 spots to 33rd in 2017's business ranking - In a tie for most improved over 2016.

Connecticut's 2018 Gubernatorial Candidates Shake the Money Tree - so far, 8 Republicans and 5 Democrats are in the game.

CT Supreme Court rules that an individual who provides services to only one company can be an independent contractor - a significant win for business community.

archived News posts

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Wed, September 20, 2017 5:30 PM • Langley's at Great Neck Country Club - Waterford
Thu, September 28, 2017 6:00 PM • The Hartford Club - Hartford
Tue, October 03, 2017 3:30 PM • Still Hill Brewery - 1275 Cromwell Ave, Rocky Hill
Wed, October 04, 2017 6:00 PM • Norwalk Showroom - 33 Rockland Road
Thu, October 05, 2017 6:00 PM • The Farms Country Club - Wallingford
Thu, October 12, 2017 7:30 AM • Ring's End Training Facility - Stratford
Tue, October 24, 2017 6:00 PM • Nutmeg Bowl - Fairfield
Wed, November 01, 2017 6:00 PM • County TV & Appliance - 2770 Summer St - Stamford
Thu, November 02, 2017 6:00 PM • Dakota - Rocky Hill
Wed, November 15, 2017 8:30 AM • HBRA of CC Office - 2189 Silas Deane, Rocky Hill
Wed, November 15, 2017 5:30 PM • Aqua Turf Country Club, Southington, CT
Thu, December 07, 2017 5:30 PM • TBD
Fri, March 02, 2018 3:00 PM • Connecticut Convention Center - Hartford
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