Government http://wshu.org en McKinney says he won't drop out of Conn governor's race http://wshu.org/post/mckinney-says-he-wont-drop-out-conn-governors-race-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Connecticut, John McKinney says he won’t drop out of next month’s GOP primary for governor. His rival the party-endorsed candidate Tom Foley made the suggestion earlier this week. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:26:52 +0000 Ebong Udoma 21265 at http://wshu.org McKinney says he won't drop out of Conn governor's race Looking at pedestrian safety in Conn., after a tragedy http://wshu.org/post/looking-pedestrian-safety-conn-after-tragedy <p>A woman was hit by a car and killed earlier this week while walking in a crosswalk near downtown Stamford, Connecticut. The incident is just one of many pedestrian accidents seen in the state each year, as advocates ask for more steps to make streets safer for pedestrians.</p><p></p><p>As Priyanka Joshi crossed the Stamford street where the fatal accident occurred earlier this week, she pushed a baby stroller and held the hand of her older child.</p><p>“I’m always scared. Whenever I come out, for the kids, I’m scared.”</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:50:10 +0000 Craig LeMoult 21241 at http://wshu.org Looking at pedestrian safety in Conn., after a tragedy Fall out for Cuomo over report his aids interfered with ethics probes http://wshu.org/post/fall-out-cuomo-over-report-his-aids-interfered-ethics-probes-0 <p></p><p>One of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’ s political opponents is calling on him to hold an explanatory press conference.&nbsp; Another is demanding that Cuomo resign after an in depth account in the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/23/nyregion/governor-andrew-cuomo-and-the-short-life-of-the-moreland-commission.html?emc=eta1&amp;_r=0">New York Times</a> that the governor’s top staff repeatedly interfered in an ethics commission investigation.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:13:47 +0000 Karen DeWitt 21152 at http://wshu.org Fall out for Cuomo over report his aids interfered with ethics probes Federal officials award grants to clean shoreline debris from Superstorm Sandy http://wshu.org/post/federal-officials-award-grants-clean-shoreline-debris-superstorm-sandy <p>Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy, several Northeastern states, including Connecticut and New York, are receiving $4.7 million in federal money to track down and remove debris, including boat remains, docks, and construction material.&nbsp; The grants were awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:03:20 +0000 Cooper McKim 21115 at http://wshu.org Federal officials award grants to clean shoreline debris from Superstorm Sandy Conn 2014 fiscal year surplus revised upward to $121 million http://wshu.org/post/conn-2014-fiscal-year-surplus-revised-upward-121-million <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy announced on Tuesday that the state ended its fiscal year in June with a $121.3 million budget surplus. The surplus is now nearly four times what the Malloy administration had projected just a month ago.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:54:27 +0000 Ebong Udoma 21085 at http://wshu.org Conn 2014 fiscal year surplus revised upward to $121 million