Government

Stamford
6:04 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Stamford mayor to host live stream, take questions

Stamford Mayor David Martin is planning to address citizens this week via the Internet.  He says he plans to be the first mayor in the state to use social media to host a live video stream to interact with citizens.

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Another Military Sexual Assault bill in 6 months
3:48 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

With data Gillibrand plans another push against Pentagon

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand pauses after a failed Senate vote on military sexual assaults. March 6, 2014
Credit AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is moving forward on her effort to strip senior military commanders of their authority to investigate and prosecute sexual assaults. After her proposal failed in an emotional Senate vote last week Gillibrand says she will make another push in six to nine months.  

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Stamford
6:30 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Stamford Mayor David Martin proposes 4.9% tax hike in first budget

Mayor David Martin of Stamford presents a summary of his recommended budget for the 2014-5 fiscal year at a press briefing at the Government Center Monday.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

First-term Stamford Mayor David Martin is proposing a tax increase of 1.17 mills or nearly 5 percent for the 2014-15 budget year. Martin is presenting his budget to the city’s Board of Finance Monday night. The mayor says his $515 million budget includes funding to fix longstanding structural issues. 

  

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Homicide victims' privacy rights debated
6:00 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Conn. lawmakers consider loosening tough restriction on crime scene pictures and audio

Some Connecticut lawmakers say they are struggling over whether to support proposed legislation that would limit public access to 911 audio tapes. The legislation would also limit access to crime scene photos and law enforcement audio recordings in homicide cases. However, the proposal is less restrictive than a law that was passed last year in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Supporters and opponents of the proposal made their case to lawmakers on Monday.

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Proposal to scrap CRRA
5:38 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Conn. officials propose replacing state-run waste to energy business

A proposal to replace a state-run waste to energy business in Connecticut with a new entity faced opposition at a meeting of the state General Assembly’s Environment Committee on Friday. Private waste haulers claim the proposal would put them out of business.

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