State of Disparity
5:41 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

City mayors describe inequality with suburbs

Two mayors of Connecticut cities and one former mayor commiserated on Tuesday about the economic disadvantages of the state’s urban areas.  They spoke at a conference focused on economic inequality in the state, sponsored by the online news outlet the Connecticut Mirror.

For more on economic inequality in Connecticut, visit our State of Disparity blog.

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Another push against Insider trading 2.0
5:08 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Schneiderman: halt flash trading before the bell

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has made it a significant push to crackdown on so-called "Insider Trading 2.0"
Credit PRNewsFoto/NYAG

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Wednesday that he’s reached a deal with a newswire to prevent high frequency stock traders from having early access to financial news.  The agreement with PR Newswire is the third such deal Schneiderman has reached with a news service.   

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airport prepares for the worst
12:53 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Tweed New Haven Airport holds disaster drill

Tweed Fire Engine extinguishing flames at Tuesday's disaster drill.
Credit Brian Scott-Smith

Tweed New Haven airport was on high alert Tuesday. But it was just an exercise that's part of a requirement under FAA regulations.

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Suffolk considers puppy mill regulation
7:17 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Suffolk bans fracking waste water

Huntington Democrat William Spencer drafted the bill banning fracking waste water from Suffolk
Credit Charles Lane

At its regular legislative meeting, Suffolk County lawmakers moved to ban the use of hydrofracking waste and to ban smoking on the campus of the county Community College.  Lawmakers also heard arguments about a bill that would ban the sale of puppies coming from so-called puppy mills.  

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Conn wants stricter regulation of polluters
7:52 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

NY and Conn AG's praise Supreme Court decision on interstate pollution

The attorneys general of New York and Connecticut are praising Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on smokestack emissions that cross state lines. The decision upholds the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate such emissions.

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