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State of Disparity
6:05 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Yale expert examines causes & impacts of inequality

Yale political scientist Jacob Hacker, speaking at a conference on inequality. The chart he points to depicts a correlation between wages in the financial industry, and financial deregulation
Credit Craig LeMoult

The U.S has the highest level of economic inequality of any rich democracy. As we’ve been talking about in our State of Disparity series, Connecticut’s economy is an extreme example of that. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult spoke with Jacob Hacker, the director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University.

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Government
10:45 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Blumenthal, McCain urge FCC to end sports blackout rule

File photo- Empty rows of seats are seen at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
Credit (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and John McCain of Arizona are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to follow through on its proposal to end its blackout rule.

The blackout rule was implemented in 1975. It can prevent local TV broadcasts of sporting events if not enough fans show up to the game in person.

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Government
10:38 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Conn. delegation using Ukraine situation to push for Sikorsky helicopters

Members of Connecticut's Congressional delegation are using the unrest in Ukraine to push for the sale of more Connecticut-made Sikorsky helicopters. But they have competition from lawmakers using for helicopters manufactured in other states.

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New Britain mayor unhappy about move
10:57 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Minor league baseball team leaving New Britain for Hartford

New Britain, Connecticut's minor league baseball team 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  aren’t happy about the move.

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Mental Health
10:12 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Conn. holds last of six forums on children's mental health plan

Mental health experts, advocates and parents spoke at the last  of six Connecticut community forums on children’s mental health in Stamford on Tuesday. The speakers hope their testimony will help direct a new plan being developed by the state’s Department of Children and Families.

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