A hundred and seventy five years ago Wednesday, 49 African men and four children who had been sold into the slave trade, revolted on board the schooner La Amistad. The ship ultimately made it to Connecticut, where today, a non-profit with a state-funded replica of the ship is struggling to carry on the story.
The Connecticut Senate has approved a bill that would allow United Technologies Corporation to use $500 million in state tax credits to upgrade and expand its facilities in the state. The bill passed by a vote of 34 to 2 on Thursday.
The state of Connecticut is giving the Stamford-based office technology company Pitney Bowes $10 million in forgivable loans and $17 million additional in loans, grants and tax credits, in order to keep the company in the state.