Government

Switching to Natural Gas
9:59 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Gas conversion program in Norwich offers some lessons

Crew installing gas lines in Norwich, Conn.
SmartPower

The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has given final approval to a program to convert 280,000 homes and businesses to natural gas heat over the next 10 years.

It’s part of the state’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy to lower costs and pollution by taking advantage of natural gas.

Natural gas is cleaner than other fossil fuels and cheaper at the moment due to increased production in North America. But the big question is how to get people to make the financial investment to switch.

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11:53 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Malloy: Metro-North substation upgrade should improve reliability

Gov. Dannel Malloy at Union Station in New Haven, CT announcing substation upgrade. Behind him (L to R) are U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, CT DOT Comm. James Redeker and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty.
Credit Naomi Starobin

  Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said work is beginning Monday on an upgrade to a substation in Cos Cob, Connecticut.  The $10 million upgrade is expected to improve the operation of Metro North’s New Haven line trains.  

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$450 in tax cuts over two years
5:20 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Malloy proposes more tax cuts

Conn. Governor Dannel Malloy
Credit Ebong Udoma/file photo

Governor Dannel Malloy proposed some more tax relief for Connecticut residents on Friday. A tax break for retired teachers and the removal of the state sales tax on non-prescription drugs are among the proposals.

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Metro-North
6:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Conn. commuters rail against Metro-North delays

Eric Garcia sits on a Metro-North train on his way home from New York City to New Canaan. He says his 55-minute commute has increased by 15 minutes and there are often no seats.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Metro-North is undergoing a lot of changes these days, from a new president to infrastructure and safety improvements sparked by last year’s derailments.  But the rail company’s overhaul has caused delays and service disruptions that is stoking commuters' frustration. 

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Malloy wants a gas and sales tax refund
5:19 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Malloy proposes spending surplus on a modest tax refund

Gov. Dannel Malloy
Credit Conn. Governor's Office

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is proposing using some of the state’s projected budget surplus this year for a sales and gas tax refund. The governor’s refund proposal comes in an election year.

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