Government

Gubernatorial candidate exits Bloomberg group
6:29 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Boughton leaves Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton
Credit Craig LeMoult

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has dropped out of the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns.  Boughton, who is running for governor of Connecticut, made the announcement on his campaign website on Wednesday.  The Republican said he joined the group started by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg because he believes the enforcement of existing gun laws is preferable to creating new gun laws. He says he believes in recent months Bloomberg's mission has changed from law enforcement to simply increasing gun regulations.

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Bill was prompted by lawsuit filed against UConn
4:58 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

A bill that would hold colleges accountable for sexual assaults on campus is passed by Conn. House

Attorney Gloria Allred, second from right, speaks to the media on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 outside of U.S. District Court in Hartford, Conn. Allred filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the four women with her, from left, Kylie Angell, Rosemary Richi, Erica Daniels and Carolyn Luby, who claim the University of Connecticut violated their civil rights in response to sexual assault allegations the women made while students at the school
Credit AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb

A bill that would hold colleges responsible for preventing sexual assaults on campus passed unanimously on Thursday in the Connecticut House of Representatives. The bill was prompted by a federal lawsuit filed by five women against the University of Connecticut.

 

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Casino expansion in NY
11:28 am
Thu April 10, 2014

NY Gaming Commission hears testimony on problem gambling

File photo- Visitors play the slot machines at the Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, in Jamaica, New York. Resorts World Casino was New York City's first legalized gambling "racino" at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Credit AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek

The New York State Gaming Commission is holding hearings on the issue of gambling addiction. It’s part of a process that will allow the building of up to seven new casino gambling resorts in New York over the next several years.

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Fining workers not just companies
6:17 am
Thu April 10, 2014

NY's top banking regulator tries new tactic

Ben Lawsky, Superintendent of New York's Department of Financial Services, speaking at the Long Island Association
Credit Charles Lane

New York’s top banking regulator says he wants to crackdown on not just companies involved in financial scandals, he wants the punish the workers too. Superintendent of New York’s Department of Financial Services Ben Lawsky was on Long Island Wednesday talking about this and other regulatory changes on the horizon.  

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Stamford
1:28 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Mayor David Martin addresses business leaders with State of the City speech

Stamford Mayor David Martin delivering his first State of the City address to more than 200 people at a Chamber of Commerce lunch event Tuesday.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Stamford Mayor David Martin outlined his agenda to the city’s business leaders Tuesday in his first State of the City address.

Martin addressed more than 200 people at a Stamford Chamber of Commerce lunch event.

The 36-minute speech outlined Martin’s plan to change the way city government works. 

  

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