Connecticut ‘s Department of Revenue Services wants to go after taxpayers with incomes in illegal offshore tax shelters, even if they no longer live in Connecticut. The department made the case to state lawmakers on Thursday.
Connecticut lawmakers heard testimony on Wednesday in favor of a delay in implementing new common core education standards. The state’s education committee also heard from education officials who argued a moratorium would be a setback for the state.
Environmentalists pressuring lawmakers to remove nitrogen from ground water. From left to right: Researcher Christopher Gobler, Environmentalist Adrienne Esposito and Pine Barrens Society's RIchard Ampher
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is considering legislation that would pay back some $55 million that environmentalists say lawmakers "raided" from a water quality fund. This comes as environmentalists are ramping up public pressure on the issue.
Conn. Governor Dannel Malloy announcing legislation to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors at the Trinity College Boys and Girl Club in Hartford on Wednesday. The Boys and Girls Clubs in Connecticut conduct a tobacco resistance and awareness program for teenagers funded by the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund.
Governor Dannel Malloy said on Wednesday he wants Connecticut to join 27 states that have banned the sale of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes to minors. E-cigarettes are currently not regulated in Connecticut.
7:51 am: Seven people have been confirmed dead, and four of those bodies were found this morning. Workers at the scene of the two destroyed apartment buildings plan to remain at the scene through today, as they search for more people believed to be missing following yesterday morning's explosion.