Government

Sexual assaults in the military
10:35 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Gillibrand on a personal crusade to change military culture

File Photo- Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. asks a question of a witness on Capitol Hill in Washington during a 2013 hearing on pending legislation regarding sexual assaults in the military.
Credit AP Photo/Susan Walsh

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has been at the forefront of an effort to reform a culture in the military that has allowed sexual assaults to go unpunished. Matt Laslo reports from Washington on the Democratic senator’s bipartisan effort to change the military justice system.

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Colebrook wind farm challenge heard
6:26 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Question before Conn. Supreme Court: "Is wind a fuel?"

Among the questions the Connecticut Supreme Court heard Friday was this – can wind  be considered fuel? The case centers on whether the state council that approves the siting of power facilities had the authority to approve a wind turbine project in Colebrook, Connecticut. A collection of homeowners in Colebrook and a community group that is arguing for greater regulation of wind farms sued the state over the approval of that farm.

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Raises and work rules at issue
5:47 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

LIRR and unions return to arbitration

Long Island Rail Road trains sit idle during 1994 labor strike
Credit AP Photo/Luc Novovitch

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has agreed to more arbitration talks with the main labor unions for the Long Island Rail Road.  The move essentially postpones a looming strike until mid summer.  

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Unsanitary conditions at West Haven VA hospital
4:56 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Blumenthal vows to hold officials acountable for fixing problems at the VA Hospital in West Haven

US Senator Richard Blumenthal talking to the media after his visit to the VA Healthcare System hospital in West Haven on Friday Feb. 21, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

US Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut visited the VA Healthcare System hospital in West Haven on Friday to demand officials implement an aggressive program to correct unsanitary conditions at the hospital. Blumenthal is responding to a VA Inspector General’s report released on Tuesday that pointed out the unsanitary conditions.  

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FBI investigating Conn. House GOP
6:36 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Conn. House GOP chief of staff resigns amid FBI probe

The head of the House Republicans in the Connecticut General Assembly announced on Thursday that FBI agents were at the state legislative office building in Hartford on Wednesday interviewing members of his caucus. 

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