Banks, Regulated by Federal Government, Obliged to Say No To Marijuana Businesses - States Urge Congress to Act

Banks, Regulated by Federal Government, Obliged to Say No To Marijuana Businesses - States Urge Congress to Act

Attorney General William Tong has joined a bipartisan coalition of 38 states and territorial attorneys general urging Congress to pass the federal Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act or similar measures that would give legal marijuana-related businesses access to the federal banking system. Today, banks say no to marijuana-related businesses due to the ongoing conflict between state and federal law.

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State’s Commercial Fishing Industry Wary of Push Toward Wind Turbines in Coastal Waters

State’s Commercial Fishing Industry Wary of Push Toward Wind Turbines in Coastal Waters

Commercial fishing, a mainstay of Connecticut commerce, is raising a cautionary voice – even as the state is doubling down on the potential benefits of wind power off the state’s shoreline, aimed at increasing energy efficiency and economic development. Don’t grow one renewable resource at the cost of another, they stress, as the legislature ponders action.

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Food-Related Ads Targeting Black and Hispanic Youth Almost Exclusively Promote Unhealthy Food and Drinks

Food-Related Ads Targeting Black and Hispanic Youth Almost Exclusively Promote Unhealthy Food and Drinks

Restaurant, food, and beverage companies (food companies) target Hispanic and Black children and teens with ads almost exclusively for fast food, candy, sugary drinks, and unhealthy snacks, according to a report from the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut

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Massachusetts Ranked 1st for Millennials; Connecticut is 21st, Analysis Shows

Massachusetts Ranked 1st for Millennials; Connecticut is 21st, Analysis Shows

A new analysis highlights the gap between Connecticut and neighboring Massachusetts for members of the millennial generation – young adults in their early 20’s to early 30’s.  A state-by-state ranking shows Massachusetts is 1st in the nation.  Connecticut ranks 21st, New York was 14th, and Rhode Island was 31st.

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Will Legislature Act to Re-open Highway Rest Stops? Maybe, Maybe Not

Will Legislature Act to Re-open Highway Rest Stops?  Maybe, Maybe Not

Legislative testimony says highway “rest areas are more than a public convenience” - they also “provide a public safety benefit.” Whether the state’s closed rest facilities will re-open is uncertain, as the fate, timing and impact of legislative proposals suggest change may not be imminent.

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