Mayor Ganim Touts $2.5 Billion In Development Projects

Apr 6, 2018
Ryan Caron King / WNPR

The Mayor of Connecticut’s largest city says Bridgeport has more than $2.5 billion worth of proposed projects that are under construction or ready to break ground this year.

In his third State of the City Address this week, Mayor Joe Ganim said those projects include more than 400 new units of housing, transforming the ballpark at Harbor Yard into a new amphitheater, and more places to eat downtown.

Ganim said the projects will be a boost to the city’s tax base and skyline, at a time when a number of businesses have announced that they’re leaving Connecticut.

Steven Senne / AP

The Connecticut Port Authority and several other Connecticut entities are supporting an EPA decision to allow dredged material like silt and sediment to be dumped in a site in the eastern part of Long Island Sound.

14 States Suing EPA Over Methane Emissions

Apr 6, 2018
Andrew Harnik / AP

New York and several states from New England have filed a lawsuit against the EPA and its administrator, Scott Pruitt, for not doing enough to combat methane pollution.

Fourteen states, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island, have joined New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s lawsuit against the agency.

Schneiderman says the EPA is violating the Clean Air Act by unreasonably delaying its obligation to control methane pollution from the oil and gas industry.

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An advocacy group led by students in Newtown held a town hall-style meeting Thursday afternoon with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative Elizabeth Esty.

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

On Thursday Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced his nomination of Richard Robinson for chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. The 60-year old is currently an associate justice on the Court.

If confirmed by the legislature, Robinson who is a Stamford native, would be the first African-American to hold the top job in Connecticut’s judicial branch.