George Jepsen http://wshu.org en Conn. AG says EPA regulations will improve state's air quality http://wshu.org/post/conn-ag-says-epa-regulations-will-improve-states-air-quality <p>Public officials in Connecticut and New York welcomed new rules announced Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon pollution from power plants. The EPA was required to issue the rules by a Supreme Court ruling following a suit filed by Connecticut, New York and 10 other states.</p><p></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:53:53 +0000 Craig LeMoult 18428 at http://wshu.org NY and Conn AG's praise Supreme Court decision on interstate pollution http://wshu.org/post/ny-and-conn-ags-praise-supreme-court-decision-interstate-pollution <p>The attorneys general of New York and Connecticut are praising Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on smokestack emissions that cross state lines. The decision upholds the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate such emissions.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:52:20 +0000 Ebong Udoma 16622 at http://wshu.org Conn. legislators hear emotional testimony for and against aid-in-dying bill http://wshu.org/post/conn-legislators-hear-emotional-testimony-and-against-aid-dying-bill <p>The Public Health Committee of the Connecticut State Legislature is heard emotional testimony on Monday on <a href="http://www.cga.ct.gov/2014/TOB/H/2014HB-05326-R00-HB.htm">legislation that would allow terminally ill people in the state to be prescribed life ending drugs</a>. If the bill were to pass, adult patients who are considered mentally competent and are told by two doctors that they have less than six months to live, would be able to get the life ending drugs. Terminally ill people testified in favor of the bill, and some with disabilities testified against it.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:46:56 +0000 Craig LeMoult 14305 at http://wshu.org Conn. legislators hear emotional testimony for and against aid-in-dying bill Conn. Attorney General withdraws Supreme Court appeal over 2003 layoffs http://wshu.org/post/conn-attorney-general-withdraws-supreme-court-appeal-over-2003-layoffs <p>Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen<strong> </strong>was challenging a ruling involving a lawsuit filed ten years ago against the administration of former Governor John Rowland. In the lawsuit, 2,800 state employees claimed they were laid off because of their union affiliation.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:45:23 +0000 Dan Katz 9621 at http://wshu.org Conn. Attorney General withdraws Supreme Court appeal over 2003 layoffs System to share Conn. law enforcement info ran into trouble http://wshu.org/post/system-share-conn-law-enforcement-info-ran-trouble <p>A new system being developed to allow law enforcement agencies in Connecticut to share information has been hampered by a lack of communication and management problems, according to a state report released this week. A member of the Governor’s administration says those concerns have been addressed.</p><p></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:11:04 +0000 Craig LeMoult 9059 at http://wshu.org