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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.Fair Housing Working Group holds initial meeting - HBRACT CEO, Bill Ethier,  lays out a way forward to increase affordable housing production. 38 things CT could do.

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.

Millennial Home Buyers Send a Chill Through Rental Markets - WSJ

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

Regulatory Hurdles in Connecticut - So many ways builders are beat down in CT; We all lose when that happens ...

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


State Budget News

House sends veto-proof, bipartisan budget to Malloy - last state to adopt a budget, passes Senate 33-3 and House 126-23.  Connecticut may start to get government under control; Wall Street Says Budget Is Good for Connecticut, But Bad for UConn; but Wait!, What? ... Newly adopted CT budget already showing red ink; Gov. Malloy Submits Deficit Mitigation Options to Legislature - Legislature likely to consider other options to close a growing (now $208 million) deficit in current FY; Malloy's plan includes $189 million in new taxes and $113 in spending cuts.

Other news:

Gov Malloy Announces State Begins Providing Reimbursements to Homeowners for Crumbling Foundations - Homeowners advised to begin application process ASAP; Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations Qualify For Federal Tax Break - Hartford Courant; Request for Qualifications (RFQ) - Remediation Services for Crumbling Concrete Foundations - by Capitol Region Council of Governments.  DUE By 11-30-17.  Those with crumbling foundations finally may get some help; Feds bring technical aid, not cash, on crumbling foundations - see more on this critically important issue

Summary released of 1-1-18 Revisions to Technical Standards for Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems

Article on 2017 changes to 8-30g (Affordable Housing Appeals Act)

Connecticut Improves, But Remains Among 10 Least Tax-Friendly States - right direction at least, with a long way to go to top 20, let's keep improving

Some towns will win, others lose as CT struggles with slow growth; see also this article from Connecticut By The Numbers

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.

archived News posts

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Upcoming Events & Education

Fri, December 15, 2017 6:00 PM • Mystic Marriott - Groton, CT
Thu, January 04, 2018 6:00 PM • Dakota Restaurant - Rocky Hill
Tue, January 23, 2018 2:00 PM • Best Western - North Haven
Thu, January 25, 2018 6:00 PM • CT Valley Brewing Company
Fri, January 26, 2018 8:00 AM • Ring's End - Stratford
Thu, February 01, 2018 6:00 PM • TBD
Thu, March 01, 2018 6:00 PM • Dakota - Rocky Hill
Fri, March 02, 2018 3:00 PM • Connecticut Convention Center - Hartford
Sun, April 01, 2018 10:00 AM • Habitat for Humanity Restore - Waterford
Thu, April 05, 2018 6:00 PM • TBD
Thu, May 03, 2018 6:00 PM • Dakota Restaurant - Rocky Hill
Thu, June 07, 2018 6:00 PM • TBD
Mon, July 09, 2018 8:00 AM • TPC - Cromwell
Tue, November 13, 2018 5:30 PM • Aqua Turf Country Club, Southington, CT
Wed, November 20, 2019 5:30 PM • Aqua Turf Country Club, Southington, CT

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