A Connecticut company has agreed to pay more than $30 million to settle accusations it mislead consumers into signing up for discount credit monitoring, roadside assistance and discount travel services. Stamford-based Affinion Group reached the agreement with the attorneys-general from 47 states including Connecticut.
The tax, much reviled on Long Island, has been subsidizing the regional transit network by taking 34 cents for every $100 dollars businesses and governments pay in salaries. On Thursday New York's top court dismissed a lawsuit that claimed the tax was unconstitutional, but the story isn't over yet.
The processing of financial benefits for veterans has been frozen because of the partial government shutdown. The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs is reaching out to veterans to help them get the right information about how significant the impact could be.
On Wednesday Connecticut stepped in to provide $800,000 to reopen a Head Start program in Bridgeport that’s been closed since last week because of the partial shutdown of the federal government. This means the program is rejecting a gift from a Texas billionaire couple that was made through the National Head Start Association.