Governor Malloy's Opening Budget Address - Changing the way we budget
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
Cost of renting, home ownership closer in most states - Census Bureau's 2014 five-year annual Community Services survey.
Another view of new data - Census Shows Fewer Families, Different Jobs, Changing Connecticut (Hartford Courant).
Housing In CT 2015 - Partnership for Strong Communities releases report on the latest measures of affordability.
How Many Subcontractors Does it Take to Build the Average Home? - answer may surprise you.
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HBRACT comments on CEQ's report, "Digging Connecticut" - see more info on stormwater regulation here.
Sales tax exemption for weatherization products is repealed in legislature's special session - an unwelcome surprise.
So Much for the Death of Sprawl: America's Exurbs are Booming - Joel Kotkin, in Forbes.com
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.
HBRA Recommends Tax Changes to State Tax Panel - "Housing can lead the way to job growth and economic recovery."
Mandating Fire Sprinklers in all New Homes - the Significance of Perspective - ... and why a mandate is a bad idea, Bill Ethier (more on sprinklers)