Government

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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"Money was never spent," but we're paying it back
4:45 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Bellone planning to pay back water quality "raid"

Environmentalists pressuring lawmakers to remove nitrogen from ground water. From left to right: Researcher Christopher Gobler, Environmentalist Adrienne Esposito and Pine Barrens Society's RIchard Ampher
Credit Charles Lane

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is considering legislation that would pay back some $55 million that environmentalists say lawmakers "raided" from a water quality fund. This comes as environmentalists are ramping up public pressure on the issue. 

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regulation of e-cigarettes
4:26 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Malloy wants Conn. to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors

Conn. Governor Dannel Malloy announcing legislation to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors at the Trinity College Boys and Girl Club in Hartford on Wednesday. The Boys and Girls Clubs in Connecticut conduct a tobacco resistance and awareness program for teenagers funded by the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund.
Credit Sara Karl

Governor Dannel Malloy said on Wednesday he wants Connecticut to join 27 states that have banned the sale of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes to minors. E-cigarettes are currently not regulated in Connecticut.

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Stamford
6:04 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Stamford mayor to host live stream, take questions

Stamford Mayor David Martin is planning to address citizens this week via the Internet.  He says he plans to be the first mayor in the state to use social media to host a live video stream to interact with citizens.

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GooglePlus link: https://plus.google.com/events/cmcov4af4o72t6fjp5vktmougos

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