Government reform activists in New York brought their smart phones into Assembly Committee meetings in Albany on Wednesday to live stream meetings that so far have not been available to the public on the internet.
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.
The Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives said on Wednesday he’s in favor of allowing municipalities to tax college and hospital properties. Such institutions are currently exempt from local property taxes because they are non-profits.