Connecticut http://wshu.org en Activists learn how to lobby in Hartford http://wshu.org/post/activists-learn-how-lobby-hartford <p></p><p>Some Connecticut residents concerned about social justice issues were at the state Capitol in Hartford &nbsp;to learn about how to lobby their lawmakers. The activists are concerned about several bills being considered in the legislature this year.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:41:18 +0000 Tarice Gray 14365 at http://wshu.org Black-owned businesses struggling in Conn. http://wshu.org/post/black-owned-businesses-struggling-conn <p>Black-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing segments of the nation's economy. In Connecticut, &nbsp;economists paint a different picture. Small businesses owned by black people account for little more than 4% of all small enterprises, while black people make up 12% percent of the population. Many struggle to get established and compete in the state's economy. &nbsp;But some towns with significant African American populations are trying to change that.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:43:25 +0000 Tarice L.S. Gray 14014 at http://wshu.org Black-owned businesses struggling in Conn. Gas conversion program in Norwich offers some lessons http://wshu.org/post/gas-conversion-program-norwich-offers-some-lessons <p>The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has given final approval to a program to convert 280,000 homes and businesses to natural gas heat over the next 10 years.</p><p>It’s part of the state’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy to lower costs and pollution by taking advantage of natural gas.</p><p>Natural gas is cleaner than other fossil fuels and cheaper at the moment due to increased production in North America. But the big question is how to get people to make the financial investment to switch.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:59:06 +0000 Jan Ellen Spiegel 12286 at http://wshu.org Gas conversion program in Norwich offers some lessons Malloy: Metro-North substation upgrade should improve reliability http://wshu.org/post/malloy-metro-north-substation-upgrade-should-improve-reliability <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said work is beginning Monday on an upgrade to a substation in Cos Cob, Connecticut. &nbsp;The $10 million upgrade is expected to improve the operation of Metro North’s New Haven line trains. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:53:48 +0000 Naomi Starobin 12242 at http://wshu.org Malloy: Metro-North substation upgrade should improve reliability Malloy: 'No doubt' that crime occurred in NJ traffic scandal http://wshu.org/post/malloy-no-doubt-crime-occurred-nj-traffic-scandal <p></p><p>Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, a former prosecutor, says he believes a crime was committed when traffic jams were engineered in Fort Lee, New Jersey as part of a political vendetta against a Democratic mayor.</p><p>Malloy, a Democrat and former mayor, made the comment at a press conference in Hartford on Thursday about an unrelated matter.&nbsp; He didn't bring up the subject but he did not hesitate to give his opinion when asked about the situation involving his Republican counterpart in New Jersey. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:56:36 +0000 Dan Katz 11113 at http://wshu.org Malloy: 'No doubt' that crime occurred in NJ traffic scandal