Government

Attorneys criticize NSA spying & drones strikes
10:55 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Nader leads conference at Yale Law criticizing Obama administration on whistleblowers

From left, Edgar S. Cahn, Jesselyn Radack and Bruce Fein at Yale Law School on Tuesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Longtime consumer advocate Ralph Nader organized a conference at Yale Law School yesterday to discuss issues related to whistleblowers and what he called the national security state.  He was joined by two lawyers who represent NSA leaker Edward Snowden and his family.

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Nader moderates conference at Yale Law School
10:42 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

A conversation with Ralph Nader on whistleblowers, NSA spying, GM, & Congressional politics

Ralph Nader at Yale Law School on Tuesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

For five decades, Ralph Nader has spoken out against injustices he’s seen in the commercial world and in government. The longtime consumer advocate and sometime presidential candidate is a lifelong resident of Winsted, CT and still lives there today.  And today, he’s organized and is moderating a panel discussion at Yale University entitled “Showdown for Democracy: Lawyers, Whistleblowers and the National Security State.” He spoke with WSHU's Craig LeMoult.

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Conn. $55 per person tax rebate
7:27 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Malloy's $55 tax rebate proposal wins key committee approval

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s proposed $55-per-person tax rebate won the approval of a key state legislative committee on Tuesday. Members of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee voted 31 to 19 for the proposal.

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Reformers wait. Longer
4:15 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

The ethics attempts of New York's budget

Andrew Cuomo, seated, hands out baseballs to Senate co-leader Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, from left, Sen. Kemp Hannon, R-Garden City, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, during a news conference and budget bill signing ceremony.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed this years $140 billion budget Tuesday. It includes a property tax rebate for homeowners, increased education aid, pre-k funding, and also some ethics reforms. We've been air stories on the education and tax policies, but to here about ethics reforms WSHU's Charles Lane is here.  

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Budget
9:18 am
Tue April 1, 2014

After marathon voting session, NY lawmakers pass budget

The windows of the Assembly Chamber at the Capitol are illuminated as lawmakers worked into the evening on the state budget on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

State Lawmakers in New York passed a $140 billion budget on Monday night just before a midnight deadline. But it wasn't without controversy.

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