Government

Election 2013
11:17 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Stamford mayoral candidates square off in first debate

Stamford mayoral candidates in the GenRe auditorium at the UConn-Stamford campus on Thursday.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Last night, more than 200 Stamford voters got

their first chance to hear all four candidates running for mayor during a debate sponsored by the AARP.

  

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The MTA payroll tax lives on
8:23 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

MTA tax upheld. For now.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano
Credit AP

The tax, much reviled on Long Island, has been subsidizing the regional transit network by taking 34 cents for every $100 dollars businesses and governments pay in salaries.  On Thursday New York's top court dismissed a lawsuit that claimed the tax was unconstitutional, but the story isn't over yet.  

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Federal Government Shutdown
9:19 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Conn. officials reaching out to veterans about impact of shutdown

The processing of financial benefits for veterans has been frozen because of the partial government shutdown.  The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs is reaching out to veterans to help them get the right information about how significant the impact could be.

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Conn. finds money to reopen Bridgeport Head Start
11:07 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Conn. Head Start rejects gift from Texas billionaire couple

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy holds Michael Hall of Stratford, one of the children enrolled at the ABCD Head Start in Bridgeport
Credit Ebong Udoma

On Wednesday Connecticut stepped in to provide $800,000 to reopen a Head Start program in Bridgeport that’s been closed since last week because of the partial shutdown of the federal government. This means the program is rejecting a gift from a Texas billionaire couple that was made through the National Head Start Association.

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Speaker Silver gets high ranking
6:07 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

NY environmental group gives Sen. Klein dubious "award"

An environmental group has given Senate Independent Democratic Leader Jeff Klein its 2013 Oil Slick award, claiming the Senate Co-leader has done more than any other state legislator to harm the environment. 

Note:  A spokesman for Senator Klein reacted to the ranking, calling it “another cheap gimmick brought to you by the tea party of the left.” He said Klein not only opposes hydrofracking outright, but has been endorsed by nearly every environmental group in every election he has ever run in. 

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