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, 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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David Bouchier 9/15/14
11:05 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Out of Thin Air

Back in the nineteen-twenties this nation went mad about radio. In 1922 there were about 100,000 domestic radios in use, and thirty broadcasting stations. By 1924 there were half a million radio sets and over five hundred stations. Radio just kept on growing from there.

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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. “Cloral plaque, chornic cough, asthma,” Lano said.

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WSHU Media Sponsorships
10:43 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra

75th Anniversary Season

Founded in 1939, for 75 years Norwalk Symphony Orchestra has been a passionate group of musicians serving Norwalk and its neighboring towns in Fairfield County.

 

Election 2014
5:47 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Latest Q Poll: Conn. Republican Foley leads Democrat Malloy by six points

This pair of 2014 file photos show Republican Tom Foley, left, who is challenging incumbent Democrat Gov. Dannel Malloy, right, in the general election on Nov. 4.
Credit AP Photo/File

Republican challenger Tom Foley leads Democratic incumbent Dannel Malloy by six points in the latest poll on the race for governor in Connecticut.  The Quinnipiac University Poll of likely voters released on Wednesday gives Foley 46 percent to Malloy’s 40 percent.

Doug Schwartz is the director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. He says a Republican running for governor in Connecticut needs independent votes to win. So far, independent voters are breaking for Foley 48 to 35 percent, eight weeks before the Nov. 4 election.

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State could take leases away for late payments
5:46 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Shellfishermen say new Conn. leases could ruin them

Ed Stillwagon of Atlantic Clam Farms (at microphone), others from the Connecticut shellfish industry, and state lawmakers in Milford on Wednesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Connecticut shellfishermen are protesting changes to the leases they’re required sign with the state.  They say new leases could cause them to lose their livelihoods.

Commercial shellfish companies have to lease beds on the bottom of Long Island Sound from the state in order to grow and harvest their catch. The new version of that lease contract says if a company doesn’t pay its lease fee within 10 days, they lose their right to fish the bed. Jimmy Salce of Nutmeg Shellfish says it didn’t used to be that way.

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Election 2014
8:45 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Cuomo holds off Teachout in NY Democratic primary

File Photo- N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his running mate, former Congresswoman Kathy Hochul, acknowledge audience applause as their party's nominees at the state's Democratic Convention, in Melville, N.Y., Thursday, May 22, 2014.
Credit AP Photo/Richard Drew

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his running mate Kathy Hochul held off a challenge from two law school professors in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. But, gubernatorial challenger Zephyr Teachout won over one third of the vote statewide, and 43 percent of the 16,000 votes in Suffolk County.

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