Government

Proposed Conn. ban on GMO grass seeds
6:01 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Proposed Conn. ban on sale of GMO grass meets some resistance

Conn. Senate President Donald Williams discussing with fellow Democrat state Senator Andrea Stillman outside the state Senate Chamber
Credit Ebong Udoma

A proposal by state Senate President Donald Williams to ban the sale of genetically modified grass in Connecticut met some resistance on Monday in the state legislature’s environment committee. Opponents complain the proposal is vague and they don’t know what it would actually cover.

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Traffic fees & borrowing in the offing
4:01 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Needing a windfall, Suffolk eyes suing big tobacco

Cigarette seller Victoria Edwards outside her shop on the Poospatuck reservation in Mastic. 2009
Credit Charles Lane

As they continue to deal with a troubled budget Suffolk County lawmakers are meeting Tuesday to consider a number of revenue generators including hikes to traffic and parking fees and also suing big tobacco.

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"Enhanced" communication, but same outage system
9:34 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

NY reviews PSEG-LI storm plan

PSEG-LI updated LIPA's existing plan with additional communication staffing
Credit Charles Lane

New York’s Department of Public Service held public hearings Thursday on PSEG’s new storm emergency plan for Long Island electric customers. The updated plan is largely the same as LIPA's but with an improvements to customer communication.

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Domestic Worker Bill of Rights
7:56 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Conn. domestic workers want a special bill of rights

Carla Goyes, a former Greenwich nanny from Ecuador. One of several domestic workers advocating for a state Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
Credit Ebong Udoma

Some domestic workers in Connecticut want a special bill of rights. 

    

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Illegal offshore accounts
7:38 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Conn. tax officals want to go after illegal offshore income

Connecticut ‘s Department of Revenue Services wants to go after taxpayers with incomes in illegal offshore tax shelters, even if they no longer live in Connecticut. The department made the case to state lawmakers on Thursday.

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