Government

Tax incentives
10:50 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Pro business group: Upstate NY needs more tax relief than downstate

The pro-business group Unshackle Upstate says upstate New York needs to be granted special tax breaks to help counter the economic recession that continues to afflict that part of state.


Budget
10:47 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Conn. ends the 2013 fiscal year with a higher surplus than was expected

Its official, Connecticut ended the 2013 fiscal year in June with a higher surplus than had been projected. That's according to state Comptroller Kevin Lembo's letter to Gov. Dannel Malloy on Tuesday. The final audited statement for the fiscal year will be transmitted on December 31st.


March on Washington
11:08 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Conn. union members taking part in 'March on Washington' commemoration

AFTCT members in Washington
Credit Courtesy of AFT Connecticut

The American Federation of Teachers in Connecticut, the NAACP and other unions and community organizations are looking to pick up the torch lit by those who rallied 50 years ago at the March on Washington. Union members by the busload made their way from Connecticut to the commemorative march on Saturday. Unions like the AFTCT are hoping to use the anniversary to inspire activism.

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NY State Pension Fund
9:37 am
Wed August 28, 2013

NY comptroller announces lower pension payments for schools, local governments

For the first time since the recession began, New York's pension fund has announced that local governments will be able to contribute slightly less money to their employees' retirement payments.


Gun Permit Appeals
10:29 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Gun incident at Chuck E. Cheese prompts scrutiny of gun permit appeals board

The Connecticut Board of Firearms Permit Examiners hearing a recent case on June 27th, 2013 in Wethersfield.
Credit Dan Katz

If someone wants to carry a hand gun legally in Connecticut, they need to apply for a pistol permit from local police departments. If police deny or revoke that permit, people can go before an appeals board, which has the power to override the police decision.

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