Government

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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Legislature Adjourns regular session
6:15 am
Thu May 8, 2014

2014 Conn. legislative session comes to a close

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, addresses the House and the Senate at the end of session at the Capitol on the final day of session, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut lawmakers ended this year's legislative session at midnight Wednesday. The highlight of the session was the passage of a revised $19 billion state budget based on an agreement between the Democratic majority in the legislature and Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy.

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Unions oppose bill saying it wasn't fully vetted
4:40 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Bill to professionalize Suffolk PD called 'flawed'

Robert Trotta (R-Smithtown) wants Suffolk cops to have same requirements as police in region
Credit Charles Lane

A bill coming before the Suffolk County legislature would require county police, among other things, to get a college degree if they want a promotion above the rank of captain. But the bill will likely hit stiff resistance from police unions.  

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Project completion should mean improved service
5:35 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Metro North power lines upgraded between Southport & Bridgeport

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy announcing the Metro-North upgrades at New Haven’s Union Square Station
Credit Davis Dunavin

It’s been a rocky year for Metro-North Railroad. But Connecticut officials say scheduling improvements are on the way because of upgrades that are almost complete on a busy stretch of the New Haven line.

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