Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York recently appointed a new commission to look at cutting property and other taxes. The commission is headed by former Republican Governor George Pataki and former Democratic state Comptroller Carl McCall. Both are former political rivals of Cuomo.
A Yale professor who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics on Monday says he’s not expecting the U.S. to default on its debt. Yale economics professor Robert Shiller was speaking in New Haven at a news conference acknowledging the prize.
It’s been nearly 7 weeks since Greenwich High School sophomore Bart Palosz shocked his community by taking his own life. His family and friends say he was a victim of years of bullying at school. Two seniors at the school are among a group of students who are trying to prevent that from happening again. We met up with them at Binney Park in Greenwich to find out how they’re trying to make a difference.
A New York State Supreme Court judge is expected to decide next week whether the State Board of Elections should change the wording of a casino gambling amendment. Critics say the wording is unfairly supportive of gambling.
A Connecticut company has agreed to pay more than $30 million to settle accusations it mislead consumers into signing up for discount credit monitoring, roadside assistance and discount travel services. Stamford-based Affinion Group reached the agreement with the attorneys-general from 47 states including Connecticut.