John Mckinney http://wshu.org en Conn. State funding for hedge fund still a source of partisan disagreement http://wshu.org/post/conn-state-funding-hedge-fund-still-source-partisan-disagreement <p>Connecticut legislative leaders agreed on Wednesday that it’s important to keep high paying jobs in the state. But they don’t agree on the best way to do that. At an event hosted by the Business Council of Fairfield County, Republican House Minority Leader John McKinney and Democratic Senate President Donald Williams disagreed about the wisdom of providing millions of state funds to keep hedge fund Bridgewater Associates in the state.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:41:13 +0000 Craig LeMoult 14426 at http://wshu.org Malloy opens legislative session with proposals fit for a reelection campaign http://wshu.org/post/malloy-opens-legislative-session-proposals-fit-reelection-campaign <p></p><p>Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy presented a revised $19 billion budget proposal to state lawmakers today on the first day of their new legislative session. The proposal includes a $55 gas and sales tax refund to taxpayers, and tax breaks for retired teachers, as well as the expansion of rental subsidies for seniors, housing for homeless veterans and an expansion of early childhood education. WSHU’s Ebong Udoma was in Harford for the Governor's speech, and spoke live from there with Mark Herz.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:24:22 +0000 Ebong Udoma 12454 at http://wshu.org Malloy opens legislative session with proposals fit for a reelection campaign Conn. officials commemorates MLK Day at the state Capitol http://wshu.org/post/conn-officials-commemorates-mlk-day-state-capitol <p>Connecticut officials and community leaders commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day at a state Capitol ceremony on Monday. It’s the 28<sup>th</sup> year the state has officially celebrated the holiday.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 23:09:12 +0000 Ebong Udoma 11581 at http://wshu.org Danbury Mayor Boughton announces run for Governor http://wshu.org/post/danbury-mayor-boughton-announces-run-governor <p></p><p>Danbury Mayor <a href="http://www.mayormark.com/">Mark Boughton</a> announced on Wednesday that he will once again run for Governor of Connecticut as a Republican candidate.</p><p>In announcing his candidacy, the former state representative and seven-term mayor challenged Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s economic record.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:58:24 +0000 Craig LeMoult 11029 at http://wshu.org Danbury Mayor Boughton announces run for Governor Conn. Senate minority leader urges special session to deal with Obamacare http://wshu.org/post/conn-senate-minority-leader-urges-special-session-deal-obamacare <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The leader of the Republican minority in the Connecticut Senate wants Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy to call state lawmakers into special session immediately. The GOP leader wants lawmakers to change state law in order to implement President Obama’s fix to the Affordable Care Act.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:00:35 +0000 Ebong Udoma 8459 at http://wshu.org Conn. Senate minority leader urges special session to deal with Obamacare