December 21, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 21, 2014 12:00am
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January 30, 2015
by Christine Stuart | January 30, 2015 3:55pm
by Hugh McQuaid | January 30, 2015 2:29pm
A bipartisan group of lawmakers from Fairfield County called on the state Friday to quickly prioritize transportation infrastructure projects in their region during this year’s transportation-oriented legislative session.
Tags: transportation, infrastructure, fairfield county, steinberg, lavielle, dh
by Suzanne Bates | January 30, 2015 1:30pm
This session the Connecticut legislature can show it’s ready to move the state firmly into the 21st century by adapting to the innovations that continue to disrupt the way we do business, while at the same time making the state friendlier to young millennials.
Tags: Sharing Economy, Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, West Hartford, economic development, Suzanne Bates, mc
by Jordan Fenster | January 30, 2015 8:29am
Despite a presidential veto threat, the Republican-controlled Senate voted Thursday in favor of S.1, which approves construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, with no help from Connecticut’s two Democratic senators.
Tags: DCNewsJunkie, Congress, Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy, Keystone XL, climate change, Sheldon Whitehouse, John Larson, Joe Courtney, Rosa DeLauro, Jim Himes, Elizabeth Esty, human trafficking, Super Bowl, Violence Against Women Act, Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act, Jordan Fenster, dh
by Terry Cowgill | January 30, 2015 5:30am
by Christine Stuart | January 30, 2015 5:30am
Advocates, attorneys, and their clients told the legislature’s Human Services Committee on Thursday that waiting an average of 64 minutes on the phone to speak with a Social Services Department eligibility worker is too long.
Tags: Roderick Bremby, DSS, wait times, Lucy Potter, Sheldon Toubman, Human Services, dh
January 29, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | January 29, 2015 7:00pm
Whoever thought stormwater would ever be such a contentious issue? But new state regulations on just that have been at the center of the latest round of contention between the state and our municipalities, all because of unfunded mandates.
by Hugh McQuaid | January 29, 2015 4:35pm
Republican lawmakers called Thursday for reducing the amount of money that flows into publicly financed campaigns and giving regulators more tools to investigate abuses.
by Christine Stuart | January 29, 2015 4:13pm