by Markeshia Ricks | May 11, 2018 1:35 pm | Comments (11)
Hartford —Dreamers got financial aid. Women got a shot at pay equity. Westville homeowners will get sinking-home money.
A bottle deposit on nips? Tweed-New Haven’s runway? Bitcoin regulation? Didn’t quite make it. But they got on the agenda and will return next year.
Continue reading ‘Session Scorecard: Mixed Bag For City’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 9, 2018 2:50 pm | Comments (34)
Hartford—A last-minute effort to show support for a bill allowing paving another 1,000 feet of Tweed New Haven Airport’s runway wasn’t enough to cross the goal line this legislative session.
Continue reading ‘Tweed Runway Extension Dead’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 8, 2018 8:37 am | Comments (25)
With just 48 hours left to get a bill that would expand Tweed-New Haven’s runway out of this year’s state legislative session, alders threw a Hail Mary, passing a resolution in support of the airport’s future growth.
Continue reading ‘Tweed Gets 11th Hour Alder Boost’
by Thomas Breen | May 7, 2018 4:20 pm | Comments (21)
Aaron Goode traveled to the state Capitol five times and sent hundreds of emails to try to convince legislators to have Connecticut join a national movement to bypass the electoral college in choosing a president. Those years of lobbying by him and other New Haven pro-democracy activists have now borne results.
Continue reading ‘Elm City Shoe Leather Pays Off At Capitol’
by Thomas Breen | May 3, 2018 7:44 am | Comments (4)
Spurred by public opposition to a blinding blinking billboard on New Haven’s Whalley Avenue, state legislators voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that would allow cities and towns to regulate the illumination of public advertisements, so long as those signs have the technological ability to calibrate their own brightness.
Continue reading ‘House Passes Billboard Brightness Bill’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 26, 2018 8:04 am | Comments (76)
One argument: Start-ups and out of town developers who see a potential for profit shouldn’t dictate the fate of a neighborhood.
A counter-argument: Neighbors who knowingly move near airport shouldn’t be allowed to hold the city and the state economically hostage.
Continue reading ‘Tweed’s Future Sparks Stormy Hearing’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 24, 2018 1:42 pm | Comments (9)
Advocates for the legalization and regulation of cannabis in Connecticut are pushing for the Board of Alders to move faster than the stereotypical stoner on a resolution in support of such efforts in the state.
Continue reading ‘Like, Maybe They’ll Get Around To Voting’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 18, 2018 3:21 pm | Comments (1)
Hartford—New Haven invited state lawmakers and others at the state Capitol Wednesday to have a slice of apizza pie — and learn why the Elm City is one of the most important slices of Connecticut.
Continue reading ‘New Haven Day At the Capitol: A Slice Of The Pie’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 16, 2018 8:01 am | Comments (2)
The State Bond Commission has approved Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s recommendation to release $1 million to provide grants to homeowners in Westville and Woodbridge to fix their sinking homes.
Continue reading ‘$1M Coming For Sinking Homes’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 4, 2018 3:03 pm | Comments (16)
(Corrected) — While another active shooter drama unfolded on the West Coast Tuesday, Connecticut legislators debated whether to respond to the epidemic by restricting certain types of guns and accessories — or by allowing people to carry guns openly in state parks.
Continue reading ‘As YouTube Cowers, Gun Bills Advance’