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Letter To The Editor: Where Are Reps. Leeper And McCarthy Vahey?

Letter writer Cathy Politi would like to hear more from state Reps. Jennifer Leeper and Cristin McCarthy Vahey on several issues. To the editor, From the start of this 2021…
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CT General Assembly Housing Committee to Take Up Bills Relating to Local Control, Planning & Zoning, and Housing at Feb 18 Hearing

By: GREENWICHFREEPRESS Several bills relating to local control, planning and zoning, and housing are up for hearing Thursday, February 18 beginning at 11:00am in the Housing Committee. The agenda is…
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New Canaan commissioner: Don’t force inclusionary zoning down our throats

Grace Duffield / Hearst Connecticut Media NEW CANAAN — As a preemptive action against anticipated state zoning legislation, Planning and Zoning Commissioner Chairman John Goodwin unveiled a draft of zoning…
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Solutions from Hartford won’t help our towns

Brian Farnen Protecting home rule and local decision-making in education, zoning, and property taxes are more important than ever due to recent legislative proposals coming out of Hartford that transfer…
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CT Zoning Laws Proposed – What You Need To Know! SB 551 & SB 554

There is an attempt by politicians in Hartford to leverage the well-intentioned social justice movement into achieving unrelated activist policy goals (or worse, real estate market manipulation). This document explains…
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Why local zoning lurks on the CT ballot

Zoning and cancel culture are on the ballot. Activists and legislators in Hartford have plans to change how we live in our towns. They claim they have “a moment” upon…
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Kim Healy: Keep planning and zoning local

Legislators in Hartford want to override our towns’ authority, and they are explicit about their plans. I do not believe they have any business or justifiable reason to dictate how…
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State Control of Local Zoning

In recent polling, Connecticut scores high on quality of life and low on affordability. As our state economy continues to struggle, the latest “fix” coming out of Hartford is state…
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Greenwich P&Z Watch: DeSegregate CT Seeks to Make Single Family Zoning a Thing of the Past

On Monday, P&Z representatives gave a presentation to the RTM Land Use committee about statewide efforts to increase affordable housing in Connecticut. P&Z director Katie DeLuca said Greenwich’s moratorium on…
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How Connecticut’s “Tax on the Rich” Ended in Middle Class Tax Hikes, Lost Jobs and More Poverty.

By Orphe Divounguy, Bryce Hill, Suman Chattopadhyay In the past 30 years, just one U.S. state has adopted a progressive income tax: Connecticut. It made the switch from a flat…
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