Hartford http://wshu.org en Minor league baseball team leaving New Britain for Hartford http://wshu.org/post/minor-league-baseball-team-leaving-new-britain-hartford <p>New Britain, Connecticut's <a href="http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t538">minor league baseball team</a> announced plans Wednesday to move about 15 miles north to Hartford. The move was celebrated in the capital city, which will build the team a $60 million stadium. But New Britain officials &nbsp;aren’t happy about the move.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 02:57:24 +0000 Craig LeMoult 18544 at http://wshu.org Minor league baseball team leaving New Britain for Hartford Conn. State Senate passes bills intended to help consumers http://wshu.org/post/conn-state-senate-passes-bills-intended-help-consumers <p></p><p>Tuesday was a busy day for the Connecticut State Senate. It passed a range of bills intended to help the consumer. Those include one bill that could give police chiefs in cities and towns a say over the renewal of liquor permits and another to modernize the state's <em>Do Not Call Registry</em>.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:49:43 +0000 Dan Katz 16274 at http://wshu.org Conn. State Senate passes bills intended to help consumers Conn. lawmakers approve bill to increase minimum wage http://wshu.org/post/conn-lawmakers-approve-bill-increase-minimum-wage <p></p><p>State lawmakers in Connecticut have become the first in the country to pass <a href="http://search.cga.state.ct.us/dtSearch_lpa.html">legislation </a>that will increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. &nbsp;The minimum wage will rise to $10.10 by 2017. &nbsp;That's the same rate President Barack Obama wants for the federal minimum wage by 2015.</p><p>Democratic Governor&nbsp; Dannel Malloy applauded the move and says he'll sign it on Thursday evening in New Britain, where Obama appeared to press for a $10.10 national wage.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:28:23 +0000 WSHU staff 14835 at http://wshu.org Conn. lawmakers approve bill to increase minimum wage 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 Heads of MTA, Metro-North in Hartford http://wshu.org/post/heads-mta-metro-north-hartford <p>Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy met on Monday in his Capitol office with Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast and new Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti.</p><p>Governor Malloy says one key decision was made at Monday's meeting. The MTA agreed that any major project conducted on the rail's infrastructure, that could potentially disrupt rail service, will be independently reviewed beforehand.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:38:57 +0000 Dan Katz 12952 at http://wshu.org Heads of MTA, Metro-North in Hartford