President Obama speaking at the minimum wage rally at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain on Wednesday March 5th, 2014. Seated on stools from left to right behind Obama are US Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Schafee, Massachusetts Gov. Duval Patrick and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy.
President Barack Obama was in Connecticut on Wednesday making a push for an increase in the federal minimum wage. The president was joined on stage by the governors of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and Connecticut.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is spending some of his multi million dollar campaign war chest on ads to promote his state budget priorities.
The ads, which feature in part Cuomo speaking directly to camera , focus on the governor’s pitch for his tax cut plan and an ethics package that includes public financing of political campaigns and a crack down on bribery.
A legal clinic at Yale University in New Haven filed a federal lawsuit Monday on behalf of five Vietnam veterans and three veteran organizations. The suit is against the Secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force. The lawsuit seeks relief for tens of thousands of veterans who they say were wrongly denied benefits.
Independent Democratic Conference leader Jeffrey Klein, left, D-Yonkers, and Sen. Tony Avella, D-Queens, talk in the Senate Chamber at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Avella will become the fifth member of the IDC, which has ruled the state Senate in a coalition with Republicans since 2011.