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.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman took aim at high speed stock traders again Wednesday. He announced what he called an "agreement" with a newswire service to stop giving information to high speed stock traders before traditional traders. This is the latest in Schneiderman's campaign against what he calls "insider trading 2.0 "
A book about an American who moves to Rwanada to help the nation improve the economy and health care has lessons about recovery and sustainability. It also has lessons about opening a restaurant in Kigali.
Suffolk County has increased the minimum age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes from 19 to 21 years old. The bill, passed Tuesday evening, was pushed by health advocates who say it will reduce youth’s access to cigarettes.