Government

Looking back at CT session & forward to gov's race
6:16 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Malloy celebrates Conn. session, Cafero differs

Conn. House Minority Leader Larry Cafero
Credit CT-N

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said Thursday the legislative session that just ended has improved the state’s financial footing. The Democratic Governor says he’s proud lawmakers in his party passed a budget that was balanced and did not raise taxes. With an eye towards the upcoming gubernatorial election, Malloy pledged not to raise taxes if re-elected. Republican House Minority Leader Larry Cafero says he doesn't believe that promise. 

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NY politics
5:59 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

NY Lt. Gov. Duffy won't seek re-election

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Albany, N.Y.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

New York Governor  Andrew Cuomo will soon be announcing a new running mate for the fall elections, now that Lieutenant Governor, Robert Duffy, has confirmed he will not seek the post for a second time.

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Housing
5:18 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Study: Hartford worst city in nation for underwater homes, Bridgeport 10th

Of the top 100 cities around the country with homes under water financially, Hartford has the most. More than half of homeowners there owe more than their homes are worth, according to a study out Thursday. 

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IT Commissioner pleads not guilty
5:14 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Bellone official arrested for misleading lawmakers

Donald Rodgers, Suffolk County IT Commissioner, was arrested Thursday for misleading lawmakers in $5 million software deal
Credit Linkedin

Suffolk County's Commissioner of Information Technology was arrested Thursday over accusations he misled lawmakers about a $5 million technology deal. The charges suggest County Executive Steve Bellone was moving forward on a technology upgrade without legislative approval.  

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Longest serving Conn Senate President
7:57 am
Thu May 8, 2014

With the end of the Conn. legislative session Senate President Donald Williams moves on

State Senator Donald Williams (right) speaking in his office in Hartford with WSHU's Ebong Udoma
Credit Sara Karl

The end of the Connecticut legislative session on Wednesday also marked the end the state legislative careers of several members of the General Assembly.

Among them is state Senate President Donald Williams. The Brooklyn Democrat is retiring after 21 years. He is the longest-serving president of Connecticut's Senate chamber and took the job 10 years ago in the political shuffle that followed Governor John Rowland's resignation.

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