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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Dan Adams Globe Staff May 16, 2018 With the expected start of Massachusetts recreational marijuana sales just weeks away, you might think cannabis companies would be giddy, eager to pocket their slice of a market that could be worth upward of $1 billion by 2020.But industry executives predict that fewer than a dozen retail pot shops will open in July.In fact, the nascent recreational industry and the state agency charged with overseeing it are bracing for a painfully slow rollout — and the accompanying disappointment of voters and consumers who were initially promised sales would start months earlier, in January 2018. Advertisement Dispensary operators and would-be pot entrepreneurs are preoccupied with a list of pressing challenges: local restrictions on marijuana businesses; the reluctance of banks, landlords, and traditional lenders to work with … [Read more...] about Marijuana industry expects slow debut amid local restrictions, banking challenges
State and local officials on March 28 celebrated the opening of Connecticut’s first “DMV Express” — a driver’s license-renewal center in West Haven City Hall that was touted as a safety valve to divert crowds from overburdened regular Department of Motor Vehicles branches.Their rosy release to the news media talked of “easing the congestion in the Bridgeport and Hamden branch offices” with the first of several planned contractor-operated “express” centers — which would fill a void created 16 months ago when the AAA Northeast motor club stopped renewing 150,000 licenses annually for the DMV at its offices in Fairfield and New Haven counties.But nothing’s been easy for the DMV in its effort to replace those lost AAA Northeast offices in Branford, Danbury, Fairfield, Hamden, Milford, Norwalk, Stamford and Waterbury.This was proven again on Wednesday in West Haven, two weeks after the opening-day optimism, when customers … [Read more...] about Jon Lender: ‘DMV Express’? Nope. Not Yet, At New License Renewal Center
The story of the incredible, long-shot Omaha Royals-Chasers lives in our short-sleeved memories.But it’s also in some of the treasures that Martie Cordaro dug up over the past few years.Like the Omaha Royals press release, dated March 2, 1974. At the bottom, it announces the Royals’ new secretary. Her name is Gail Feuerbach. She’s a recent graduate of Daniel J. Gross High School. Today, she’s known as Gail DeBoer, president and CEO of SAC Federal Credit Union.Up higher in the press release, it notes that GM Bill Gorman selected a team of 10 “captains” of the Lancers — a group of local ambassadors for the club (named after the Royals’ Lancers in Kansas City).One of the captains was a guy named Howard Hawks.There’s a navy blue binder titled “A Logical Plan for American Association Baseball in Omaha, Nebraska, NOW!”One of the first pages is a list of civic leaders who comprise the executive committee charged with drumming … [Read more...] about Shatel: From Rosenblatt to Buffett to Brett, 50-year run with Kansas City proved beneficial for Omaha
State government started the year by not renewing the 2 percent cap on contract arbitration awards to police and fire unions. That had saved $530 million in county and municipal property taxes from 2010 to 2015, according to a task force report last year.Local governments strongly supported extending the arbitration cap, noting they are under a 2 percent cap on property tax increases and arbitration awards above that would have to be paid by cutting spending elsewhere.The State League of Municipalities, the N.J. Conference of Mayors and the N.J. Association of Counties said they “maintain the utmost respect and admiration” for law enforcement, and fire officials and they remain very well compensated. Federal data show the average wage for a New Jersey patrol officer in 2016 was $87,490 and for a supervisor or detective $128,000. For paid firefighters, the average was $81,730, with supervisors getting $117,290.Then in February, the state Department of Community Affairs … [Read more...] about Union pension control threatens towns, counties, taxpayers