Public officials in Connecticut and New York welcomed new rules announced Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon pollution from power plants. The EPA was required to issue the rules by a Supreme Court ruling following a suit filed by Connecticut, New York and 10 other states.
The attorneys general of New York and Connecticut are praising Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on smokestack emissions that cross state lines. The decision upholds the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate such emissions.
The Public Health Committee of the Connecticut State Legislature is heard emotional testimony on Monday on legislation that would allow terminally ill people in the state to be prescribed life ending drugs. If the bill were to pass, adult patients who are considered mentally competent and are told by two doctors that they have less than six months to live, would be able to get the life ending drugs. Terminally ill people testified in favor of the bill, and some with disabilities testified against it.
File-Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland gestures as he leaves a brief news conference at the state Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Monday, Feb. 3, 2003. Rowland vowed to continue working on putting together a state budget despite a suit filed in federal court by state employee unions.
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsenwas challenging a ruling involving a lawsuit filed ten years ago against the administration of former Governor John Rowland. In the lawsuit, 2,800 state employees claimed they were laid off because of their union affiliation.
A new system being developed to allow law enforcement agencies in Connecticut to share information has been hampered by a lack of communication and management problems, according to a state report released this week. A member of the Governor’s administration says those concerns have been addressed.