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Calling the Effort Premature, State Senate Rejects Bid to Bond for Crumbling Foundation Fix

Just before midnight on Friday, the state Senate considered a measure that would have authorized a bond sale to generate $50 million to help homeowners in north central Connecticut deal with crumbling foundations.

But the chamber's Democratic majority ultimately rejected the idea, calling it well-meaning but premature and predicted the allocation ultimately would fall far short of the money needed to remedy the problem. 

Foundations across the region are crumbling due to what many believe is a chemical breakdown that starts about two decades years after the foundation is poured. A study by Attorney General George Jepsen and the state Department of Consumer Protection...

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