Government

MTA agrees to review before major electrical work
10:38 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Heads of MTA, Metro-North in Hartford

A commuter stands beneath the New Haven train line schedule display in the main hall of Grand Central Station as hundreds wait after a power problem with Metro-North Railroad's computer system caused the suspension of service on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in New York.
Credit AP Photo/John Minchillo

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy met on Monday in his Capitol office with Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast and new Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti.

Governor Malloy says one key decision was made at Monday's meeting. The MTA agreed that any major project conducted on the rail's infrastructure, that could potentially disrupt rail service, will be independently reviewed beforehand.

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Conn. DOT provides salt to needy towns
3:41 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Conn. municipalities running out of road salt get state help

A line of plows clears a wintry mix of snow and sleet off an exit ramp off of Interstate 84 in Vernon, Conn.
Credit AP File Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut cities and towns running out of road salt are getting help from the state. Governor Dannel Malloy said the state began providing salt to needy municipalities at noon on Friday.

 

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Malloy, Cuomo declare snow emergencies
7:54 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Winter storm prompts state of emergencies in Conn., NY

Snow covering a parked car in Stamford, Connecticut. Fairfield County saw some of the largest snowfall amounts in the region, with over a foot of snow reported in some areas.
Credit Naomi Starobin

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is requesting help from the White House and FEMA in an effort to  obtain  road salt to treat the state’s highways.  The governor said on Thursday that the state is running out of salt used in snow removal.

The winter storm also prompted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to declare a state of emergency earlier in the day Thursday.  

Director of State Operations Howard Glaser says the emergency declaration is necessary for the state to help out local communities in these situations.

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Trying to reduce urban gun violence
6:27 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Murphy, Blumenthal discuss New Haven violence with police, community

U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal spoke with New Haven community members and police on Friday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Community activists and law enforcement officials in New Haven met with U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy today to discuss efforts to reduce gun violence in the city. The city saw 20 homicides and 67 shootings in 2013.

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Republicans question surplus & motives
6:24 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Malloy opens legislative session with proposals fit for a reelection campaign

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy delivered his State of the State address to the General Assembly on Thursday.
Credit Sara Karl

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy presented a revised $19 billion budget proposal to state lawmakers today on the first day of their new legislative session. The proposal includes a $55 gas and sales tax refund to taxpayers, and tax breaks for retired teachers, as well as the expansion of rental subsidies for seniors, housing for homeless veterans and an expansion of early childhood education. WSHU’s Ebong Udoma was in Harford for the Governor's speech, and spoke live from there with Mark Herz.

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