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S&P says state taxes fluctuate with market
7:03 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Report says Conn. income disparity making tax situation volatile

Connecticut’s rising income disparity is causing the state’s revenue from taxes to grow more slowly and to become more volatile.  That’s according to a report from the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s.

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Election 2014
6:50 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Bridgewater deal that didn't happen plays a role in the Conn. race for governor

Bridgewater's corporate headquarters in Westport, Conn.
Credit WSHU File Photo

The latest Quinnipiac University poll on the Connecticut Governor’s race finds more voters say Republican challenger Tom Foley would do a better job on the economy than Democratic incumbent Dannel Malloy.  

Foley has been attacking Malloy’s economic development policies. One attack focuses on the approval of state subsidies for Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. The subsidies would have helped Bridgewater move its headquarters from Westport to Stamford.

A recent Foley web ad criticized Malloy for the move that eventually did not happen.

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Election 2014
5:07 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Foley and Malloy present different transportation visions for Conn.

Democratic Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley talking to reporters after the candidate forum on transportation in North Haven on Monday Sept. 15, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Tom Foley, the Republican running for governor in Connecticut, is criticizing incumbent governor Dannel Malloy for spending money on mass transit instead of roads and highways. Foley and Malloy spoke about their transportation agendas at a candidate forum in North Haven on Monday.

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Hundreds of residents evacuated are back home
6:09 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Massive fire destroys two factories on the East Side of Bridgeport

The smoldering remains of the Rowayton Trading Company factory warehouse building at 2201-2215 Seaview Avenue, Bridgeport, on Friday Sept. 12, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

More than 400 people on the East Side of Bridgeport, Conn., have returned to their homes on Friday following a massive fire that burned two factories to the ground the night before.

The factories were housed in a huge warehouse. One of the factories was a perfume recycling facility.

Fifty-five thousand gallons of chemicals in drums at the perfume factory caused several large explosions during the fire.

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9/11survivors healthcare and compensation
5:43 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Calls for reauthorization of 9/11 compensation law

Deputy U.S. marshal Dominic Guadagnoli helps a woman after she was injured in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
Credit AP Photo/Gulnara Samoilova

Lawmakers and people who suffered health problems after working at the collapsed World Trade Center after 9/11 are calling on Congress to renew the law that provides health care and compensation to those workers.

Tom Lano of West Babylon, Long Island worked for a hazardous materials removal company that was contracted to help the cleanup of buildings around the Ground Zero site. Years later, he started having health problems. “pleural plaque, chornic cough, asthma,” Lano said.

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