Legislative Update March 2018

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  State News: The Connecticut General Assembly continues to work towards its May 9th adjournment with little progress made. Partisan politics have run rampant with the impending elections and much time has been spent jockeying for position. This was very evident with the Democrats failed attempt to approve former State Senator, and now Supreme Court… Read more »

Legislative Update February 2018

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State News: The short session is plagued by a $240 million dollar budget deficit that will consume most of the rhetoric until the General Assembly adjourns in May. Currently the Senate is tied 18-18, and Democrats hold the majority by only 5 seats in the House of Representatives. The Governor is a “lame duck” with… Read more »

Bus Trip to LBM EXPO ’18

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Bus Trip to LBM EXPO ’18 Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018 Rhode Island Convention Center Providence, R.I. ITINERARY Pick-up #1 – 7 a.m. departure from East Hartford Park & Ride (Route 5 @ Main Street/Rt. 15 exit 30) Pick-up #2 – 8:10 a.m. at Devine Street Park & Ride in North Haven Attendees will arrive at… Read more »

2018 Sponsorship

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The Lumber Dealers of Connecticut (LDAC) would like to thank its 2017 Sponsors. We would not be able to offer education, accomplish legislative efforts, or award scholarships without your financial contributions. Your contributions are appreciated to support the following: Education in Connecticut in 2018: LDAC has partnered with NRLA in offering several in-person educational events…. Read more »

Lumber Person of the Year 2017: Ray Bergeron

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LDAC Lumber Person of the Year: Ray Bergeron, Eastford Building Supply Though he’s Connecticut’s Lumber Person of the Year, Ray Bergeron is originally a Rhode Islander, and his career can be traced in fittingly Rhode Island terms: his long and winding path through the lumber industry began “where the Grossman’s used to be.” He started… Read more »

2017 Scholarship Winners:

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Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Winners: Ashley Baldino Sponsored by Boston Cedar Attending University of Tampa James O’Connor Sponsored by Andersen Windows & Doors Attending Georgia Institute of Technology Robin Rockwell Sponsored by Ring’s End Western Connecticut State University

Great News! Gov. Malloy Vetoes Product Warranty Bill

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Great news! On Friday, July 7, Governor Malloy vetoed S.B. 821, legislation affecting window, roofing, and siding warranties. This is a huge victory for the Lumber Dealers Association of Connecticut and the entire lumber and building materials industry. LDAC strongly opposed S.B. 821 since its introduction. The legislation would have been overly burdensome for manufacturers… Read more »

June 2017 – Legislative Update

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The following report is from Lumber Dealers Association of Connecticut (LDAC) lobbyist, Carrie Rand-Anastasiades of Nome Associates, and NRLA Manager of Government Affairs, Ashley Ranslow. The Conn. General Assembly finished their regular business June 7, but failed to find a way to close the $5-billion-dollar budget deficit the State will face for the next biennium…. Read more »

April 2017 – Legislative Update

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For the first time in over 100 years, the Connecticut State Senate is comprised of 18 Democrats and 18 Republicans. In the State House of Representatives, Democrats hold only a slim majority at 79-72. As a result of this rare tie and overall narrow margin, major budgetary issues continue to strain legislators on both sides… Read more »

March 2017 – Legislative Update

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As the CT legislature hits the midpoint of the session, many committees are finishing their work and have begun voting measures to the House and Senate floor for final action. The legislative budget is expected in a couple of weeks, and after the Easter holiday, the legislature will make its final sprint, with the session… Read more »