Government

Bill bans storage or disposal of fracking waste
6:38 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Bill to ban fracking waste from Conn. passes state legislative committee

A bill that would prohibit the storage or disposal of hydraulic fracking waste in Connecticut got the approval of a key legislative committee on Monday. Lawmakers on the state General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee voted 34 to 6 to move the bill forward.

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Health advocates say law will save lives
5:22 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Bellone hikes age to buy tobacco

Dr. William Spencer (D-Huntington) authored the bill increasing tobacco purchase age to 21
Credit Charles Lane

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed a  law on Monday increasing the minimum age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes from 19 to 21 years old. The law was pushed by health advocates who say it will reduce youth’s access to cigarettes.  

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Social Services
6:54 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

NEON CEO refutes rumors agency is in its 'last days'

The acting CEO of the embattled Norwalk anti-poverty agency NEON is refuting rumors that the agency is about to close. 

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Rowland charged with falsifying records
6:24 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Conn. ex-governor pleads not guilty on new federal corruption charges

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland arrives at federal court, Friday, April 11, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. A grand jury on Thursday returned a seven-count indictment alleging Rowland schemed to conceal involvement with congressional campaigns.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland has pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges. Ten years ago, Rowland served a prison sentence in a corruption scandal that led to his resignation. Rowland appeared in federal court in New Haven on Friday.

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Stewardship Act would provide restoration funds
4:17 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Murphy pushes Long Island Sound funding bill

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut at the beach in West Haven on Friday.
Credit Craig LeMoult

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut visited a beach in West Haven today to talk about efforts to continue restoration of Long Island Sound. Murphy is pushing for passage of the Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act.

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