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White House highlights regulatory barriers to affordable housing - releases Tool Kit for local governments.
Connecticut's economy gets double dose of bad news in August - New Haven Register
Gov. Malloy's budget chief sends memo to all state agencies - asks for options to reduce budgets by 10%.
General Assembly's Office of Legislative Research (OLR) Summaries of new laws - see topic area summaries of Public Acts affecting Building Codes, Housing, Business & Jobs, many other topics.
Federal fines jumped Aug. 1 - Percentage increases huge for violating OSHA (78%), endangered species (98%) and stormwater permit (40%) regulations.
Crumbling Concrete Foundations - see HBRACT testimony, news reports
Study faults state's business climate - over-regulation cited.
Notice of Intent to Adopt the 2016 State Building Code - new Code effective Oct. 1, 2016.
2016 State Legislative Session Report - see bills HBRACT worked on
Housing Defense Fund
2016-2017 Resolution for a Better Connecticut -HBRACT urges all state and local candidates to embrace this resolution.
A Millennial Tells Why He Left CT Twice -"It's the economy, stupid."
Where Has All the Money Gone? 25th Anniversary of CT's Income Tax - Yankee Institute of Public Policy
New England's Suburban Decline - "Housing is brutally expensive in Connecticut," Francese said. "Millennials just say, 'This is a joke ... I can never get paid enough to pay for the house.'"
Discussing the Human City - watch Joel Kotkin challenge the dominant planning mantra that pushes for dense urban cores and its war on the suburbs.
For first time in 6 years, legislature overrides Governor Malloy's vetoes of bills - Governor's veto of SB 302, a bill HBRA strongly supported, was fortunately overturned and is a victory for small businesses.
Mandate to install fire sprinklers in all new 1&2 family homes overwhelmingly defeated on 7-18 vote in Public Safety Committee.
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