The New York State Legislature returns for the second half of the legislative session, once again under a cloud of corruption, and with numerous unsettled issues.
The session begins Tuesday, after the spring break, and this time it’s the leader of the Senate who is the focus of a federal corruption probe. State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos confirmed that he’s the target of an investigation, after the New York Times reported that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has convened a grand jury that is looking into some of the Senator’s business dealings, as well as those of his son.
Members of Students for a Democratic Society stage demonstrations on the New Haven Green near an area where a rally was being held by Black Panthers and their supporters, May 1, 1970. The Panthers were protesting the jailing of eight of their group in New Haven.
Dozens of librarians in Connecticut rallied at the Capitol building in Hartford Wednesday in opposition to nearly four million dollars in cuts in Governor Dannel Malloy’s proposed two-year budget. The librarians are concerned that the proposed budget would eliminate funding for the state’s inter-library loan program.
Under the Connecticard program, a library patron can use their local library card to check out books at any of more than 800 libraries in the state.
In the early hours of July 4, 1993, New Haven, Connecticut, bodega owner Eugenio DeLeon Vega was shot in the head inside his store. Two local men, Ronald Taylor and George Gould, were jailed for the murder.
Eight years later, a private investigator begins reviewing the case. His investigation leads to their freedom. But the story doesn't end there.