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"Connecticut's realtors have their fingers on the pulse of our state economy -- when markets are looking strong, they're often the first ones to see it," said State Sen. Will Haskell (D-26th), the first Democrat to get the group's nod in that district in a decade.
Of the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats are now in control of that chamber, wresting control from Republicans: the latest count was 219-193, with 23 seats yet to be declared. On the U.S. Senate side, Republicans maintained control by a 51-43 margin, with four seats yet to be called.
As has been the case for years, the debate over legalization essentially boils down to two standpoints: “It’s an idea whose time has come” vs. “Why do you think they call it ‘dope’?”
Which highways would have tolls, where they would be located, and how much they would cost drivers are among the questions yet to be answered.
Transportation revenues will take an increasing hit as gas tax funds continue to dwindle -- but selling tolls to consumers will be a tall order.
Cuts in education grants across the county range from $1.3 million in Greenwich to $$34,351 in Sherman.
The legal marijuana market in the U.S. could be worth nearly $23 billion by 2020.
Connecticut state senators Fasano and Boucher say the deal underscores how the state must revise its policies to attract and retain businesses.