News

Pages

School safety
11:18 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Bill to help Conn. school districts with safety plans advances

The Connecticut House of Representatives has approved a bill that clarifies what school districts around the state must do to meet state requirements in creating school safety plans. Lawmakers required the safety plans last year in response to the Newtown School Shooting.

Read more
AARP says bill doesn't go far enough
6:14 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Conn. Senate joins House in supporting electricity billing transparency

The Connecticut House of Representatives joined the state Senate on Monday in unanimously approving a bill to provide more transparent billing and marketing by electricity suppliers. Lawmakers passed the bill in response to hundreds of consumer complaints about sharply higher prices and deceptive marketing.

Read more
Mitigating water quality
5:35 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Suffolk considers monitoring shellfish

Babylon Democrat refused to vote for shellfish monitoring grant without getting more answers from officials
Credit Charles Lane

Some Suffolk County lawmakers are concerned about how a county grant to study shellfish is spent. Lawmakers got some details about the program on Monday.

Read more
Fighting fire from ground and air
12:08 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Wildfire training in the Pine Barrens with helicopters

A blackhawk helicopter dropping water over the Pine Barrens in a training exercise
Credit Handout

The New York Army National Guard's Aviation Unit led a wildfire fighting exercise this weekend in Southampton. Members from the Central Pine Barrens Commission, the New York State Forest Rangers, and local fire departments learned how to coordinate firefighting on the ground and in the air.   

Read more
Both Houses pass $19 billion budget bill
11:48 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Conn. General Assembly approves Malloy's budget deal

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2014 file photo, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivers his 2014 State of the State address before a joint session of the legislature in the House Chambers at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File

A bill establishing a $19 billion state budget awaits signature from Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy. Over the weekend, the General Assembly approved a deal between Governor Malloy and legislative leaders.

Read more

Pages