Government

Governor realizes he's speaking to a tough crowd
6:21 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Malloy pitches minimum wage hike to business leaders

Governor Dannel Malloy spoke at an event hosted by the Bridgeport Regional Business Council on Tuesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has spent the last several days speaking on a national stage about a minimum wage hike. Now that he’s back from the National Governor’s Association meeting, Malloy brought his pitch on Tuesday to an audience of business leaders in his home state.

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Drone bill would impose lengthy prison sentences
3:56 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Some lawmakers want to delay Conn. drone bill

Some Connecticut lawmakers said they’d like to delay a bill that would impose lengthy prison sentences on people who commit crimes with drones. On Monday the lawmakers said they would prefer a task force study the issue before considering the legislation.

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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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