Government

Election 2014
4:38 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Malloy, Foley resort to personal attacks in debate

Incumbent Democrat Gov. Dannel Malloy, left, and Republican candidate Tom Foley, right, debate at the University of Connecticut, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Storrs, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and his Republican challenger Tom Foley put aside their talking points to attack each other's personal character during a live televised debate on Thursday night.

The debate did focus on the economy, taxes, education and jobs. But it became personal after Foley repeatedly accused Malloy of lying to Conn. voters. He went further to say Malloy is untrustworthy because he had been investigated for corruption when he was mayor of Stamford. Malloy responded by referring to a 1981 car crash that involved Foley.

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Transportation
5:09 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Gov. Malloy announces $465M funding plan for replacing aging Norwalk bridge

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is surrounded by U.S., state, and local officials to announced the Department of Transportation's funding plan for the $465 million cost for replacing the Walk Bridge in Norwalk, Conn.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

The 118-year-old Walk Bridge in Norwalk, Conn., will be replaced. On Thursday, Connecticut officials announced a funding plan to replace the bridge, which is vital to the Metro-North New Haven line.  

Built in 1896, the bridge has seen better days. It's now decayed and prone to failures. The four-track bridge broke down twice this past summer within a two-week period. The malfunction left Metro-North passengers stranded for hours.

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Mortgage fraud alleged
6:40 am
Thu October 2, 2014

N.Y. sues law firms in foreclosure scams

N.Y. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks during the annual meeting of the Business Council of New York State at the Sagamore Resort on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Bolton Landing, N.Y.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against two law firms Wednesday, alleging they duped 2,700 homeowners out of hundreds of dollars a month in specious legal services.

The two firms have ads running frequently on late night TV claiming the government may have "satisfied in full" a homeowner's mortgage.

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State program still years away
4:55 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

NY asks feds to bring in out-of-state medical marijuana

Politicians and supporters celebrate after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, center, signed a ceremonial bill to establish a medical marijuana program in New York.
Credit AP Photo/Seth Wenig

New York’s health department is requesting permission from the federal government to import out-of-state marijuana for medical purposes until its in-state program can finish the regulatory process.

In July, New York became the 23rd state to authorize the use of medical marijuana for patients with diseases, including AIDS, cancer and epilepsy. The program requires the health department to write rules and license marijuana production companies. The department says that will take until 2016 to get the program underway.

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Economic Development
10:19 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Hamden neighborhood to get $1.5M economic development grant

Officials are set to announce that a neighborhood in Hamden, Conn., has won $1.5 million in federal money to kick start business development. The town plans to use the money to turn an abandoned school into a business space for the Newhall neighborhood.

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