Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is defending his administration’s use of the state’s special transportation fund. Malloy responded on Tuesday to a White House report on transportation investment that prompted criticism from Republicans.
New York State is getting $182 million as part of a $7 billion settlement against Citigroup.
The long awaited deal between federal prosecutors and Citigroup settles allegations that Citi knew it was selling mortgage-backed securities that were about to go bad, but said nothing about it to investors.
Citi is the second bank to settle with the government to avoid a lawsuit. In 2008 Citigroup received $45 billion in federal bailouts. They did not plead guilty in today's settlement. Citi shares jumped today with news of the settlement and a strong earnings report.
A new national campaign is urging eight U.S. Senators who voted against universal background checks for gun purchases to reconsider. Gun control advocates in Greenwich, Connecticut are asking people to send postcards to the Senators.