Government

Veterans and unemployment benefits still available
6:28 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

For Conn. residents some federal govt. services are still available

Sign on the front door of the Small Business Administration office in Conn.
Credit Ebong Udoma

 Several federal services are still available in Connecticut, despite the government shutdown in Washington. The Veteran's Affairs Department is assuring Connecticut's 52,000 veterans their services will continue. 

More NY casinos?
5:40 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Language on NY gambling ballot question skews opinions

A ballot question will ask New York voters in November if they want to allow casinos in the state
Credit AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

A question on the November ballot will ask New Yorkers if they support an expansion of casino gambling in the state.  A new poll finds the language in that ballot question is written in a way that influences voters to vote yes.

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New laws take effect
4:39 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Stricter Conn. law against texting and driving take effect Oct. 1

Members of the Connecticut House of Representatives meet during the final day of session at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Several new laws take effect October 1st in Connecticut.  One of them means it will cost you more if you get caught talking or texting on a hand held phone while driving.

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Development
4:03 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

BLT asks members of Finance Board, Harbor Commission to recuse themselves on license agreement

Audience members at the Stamford planning board meeting on a controversial license agreement on September 24, 2013 (file photo).
Credit Kaomi Goetz

  A controversial license agreement for a boatyard in Stamford could now have some mayoral candidates stepping away from the official vetting process.  

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State bonds $22 million for Bpt. development
4:54 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Conn. approves state bonds for Bass Pro Shop store in Bridgeport

Governor Dannel Malloy addressing an audience at the site of the proposed Bass Pro Shops store in Bridgeport in July 2012.
Credit File photo/Ebong Udoma

Connecticut's Bond Commission unanimously approved a $22 million financing package on Friday for a planned Bass Pro Shops store that would anchor a Bridgeport waterfront development. This means construction can begin on the Steel Point peninsula development that’s been on the drawing board for more than 25 years.

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