by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 24, 2017 1:52 pm | Comments (1)
When Jeff Moreno became a Livable City Initiative neighborhood specialist for the Hill, he tried to get someone to clean up a fenced lot near the end of Rosette Street. At first he didn’t know the identity of the nuisance landlord; it turned out to be the state Department of Transportation.
Continue reading ‘City Seeks 16 State-Neglected Lots’
by Kevin McCarthy | Mar 24, 2017 1:04 pm
Sponsored by Government Administration and Elections Committee
Continue reading ‘HB 7278 - An Act Concerning the Conveyance of Certain Parcels of State Land’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 23, 2017 7:49 am | Comments (17)
Hartford — A Yale expert on the health impacts of marijuana spent more than two hours cautioning legislators against legalizing the drug, saying a safe system might theoretically exist — but he hasn’t seen one.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 21, 2017 7:57 am | Comments (14)
Hartford — The state has a backward vision for the train station, so it needs to hand it over to New Haven to run it right.
The city can barely shovel out the station after 10 inches of snow or protect workers from falling ice, let alone develop it for the future.
State and city officials, along with a chorus of community activists, offered those starkly competing visions Monday at a state legislative hearing room here and in press interviews, as a dispute over the future of Union Station burst into public view.
Continue reading ‘Train Station Clash Erupts At Capitol’
by Mark Pazniokas | Mar 21, 2017 7:52 am
In an appearance before a legislative committee, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy lobbied legislators Monday to support bail reforms that he says would minimize the number of defendants jailed before trial over their inability to afford bail.
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by Paul Bass | Mar 17, 2017 4:48 pm | Comments (1)
Juan Candelaria is bringing New Haven’s quest to control Union Station to the state’s capitol.
Continue reading ‘Candelaria Calls On State To Transfer Train Station Ownership To City’
by Paul Bass | Mar 16, 2017 7:45 am | Comments (4)
A proposal to tax the real estate of not-for-profit hospitals like Yale-New Haven might be getting new life at the state Capitol.
Continue reading ‘With Guarantee, Harp Open To Hospital Tax’
by Lucy Gellman | Mar 13, 2017 12:05 pm | Comments (9)
Tracey Rose said she wouldn’t mind paying an extra 25 cents in a proposed new city tax for $50 worth of art supplies — if she knows that it’ll go towards fixing municipal problems.
Continue reading ‘OK Paying More Sales Tax? It Depends’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 8, 2017 1:10 pm | Comments (51)
Hartford — State Rep. Josh Elliott is a lawmaker, successful business owner and law school graduate. He is also, he said Tuesday, a casual marijuana user pushing to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana in the state.
Continue reading ‘The Kids Toke — Or Choke?’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 7, 2017 3:05 pm | Comments (4)
Hartford — Secretary of the State Denise Merrill invoked the two to three-hour waits at the polls in New Haven in the last election to press for a long-term solution: allowing everybody to vote on other days if they choose.
Continue reading ‘Early, Easier Voting Quest Revived’