The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has agreed to more arbitration talks with the main labor unions for the Long Island Rail Road. The move essentially postpones a looming strike until mid summer.
US Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut visited the VA Healthcare System hospital in West Haven on Friday to demand officials implement an aggressive program to correct unsanitary conditions at the hospital. Blumenthal is responding to a VA Inspector General’s report released on Tuesday that pointed out the unsanitary conditions.
The head of the House Republicans in the Connecticut General Assembly announced on Thursday that FBI agents were at the state legislative office building in Hartford on Wednesday interviewing members of his caucus.
Connecticut newspaper publishers are pushing back against a proposal to remove a state requirement that municipalities place public notices in newspapers. The proposal is part of the Democrats legislative agenda to cut the cost of government. A legislative committee held a public hearing on the proposal in Hartford on Wednesday.
The federal government has turned down a request to help Connecticut cities and towns replenish their snow removal budgets. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro announced this to mayors and first selectmen in her Congressional district on Tuesday.