Independent Democratic Conference leader Jeffrey Klein, left, D-Yonkers, and Sen. Tony Avella, D-Queens, talk in the Senate Chamber at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Avella will become the fifth member of the IDC, which has ruled the state Senate in a coalition with Republicans since 2011.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he's reached a deal with 18 investment banks to halt what he calls Insider Trading 2.0. This is the latest in an ongoing investigation over something that isn't exactly illegal.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has spent the last several days speaking on a national stage about a minimum wage hike. Now that he’s back from the National Governor’s Association meeting, Malloy brought his pitch on Tuesday to an audience of business leaders in his home state.
Thursday evening, Februrary 27th. The New Haven Symphony Orchestra is throwing a 50th birthday celebration for American composer Augusta Read Thomas, that includes settings of poems by e e cummings, as well as the world premier of her Henke Saxophone Concerto, Prisms of Light. Kate Remington talked with Thomas about how this celebration came together.
Some Connecticut lawmakers said they’d like to delay a bill that would impose lengthy prison sentences on people who commit crimes with drones. On Monday the lawmakers said they would prefer a task force study the issue before considering the legislation.
The state of New York plans to create the nation’s first college dedicated to homeland security and emergency preparedness. Backers say it’s a necessary measure given the major storms and terrorist threats the state has dealt with.
File Photo- Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. asks a question of a witness on Capitol Hill in Washington during a 2013 hearing on pending legislation regarding sexual assaults in the military.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has been at the forefront of an effort to reform a culture in the military that has allowed sexual assaults to go unpunished. Matt Laslo reports from Washington on the Democratic senator’s bipartisan effort to change the military justice system.