by Staff | May 25, 2018 4:12 pm | Comments (1)
State measures to protect women’s and children’s health from federal Obamacare cuts and requiring insurance companies to cover prosthetic devices became law Friday with the signatures — and a warning — from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
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by Staff | May 21, 2018 4:56 pm | Comments (5)
State Rep. Pat Dillon recently wrote the following message to her constituents to explain why she deemed possibly “controversial” no votes on two environmental bills that passed in the recently concluded legislative session. (Click here and here to read news stories about those two bills, House Bill 5360 and Senate Bill 9.)
Continue reading ‘Why She Voted No’
by Paul Bass | May 18, 2018 12:06 pm | Comments (3)
The state lottery may hold one key to solving the state government’s pension problems.
Continue reading ‘Trez Hopeful: Pensions Need Lotto Fix’
by Staff | May 17, 2018 12:24 pm | Comments (1)
Remember those pending 10 percent train fare hikes and 14 percent bus fare hikes that had New Haven riled?
Ain’t going to happen after all. At least for now.
Continue reading ‘Fare Increases? Never Mind’
by Paul Bass | May 15, 2018 1:04 pm
Another gubernatorial nominating convention takes place Tuesday — this one with a more predictable twist.
Continue reading ‘Griebel Organizes A “No Party” Convention’
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.
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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 Markeshia Ricks | May 7, 2018 8:05 am | Comments (8)
Susan Bysiewicz lost New Haven Mayor Toni Harp’s endorsement for her quest to become Connecticut’s next governor, but she demonstrated support Sunday in the heart of high-voting Westvile from people who pull the vote for progressive candidates.
Continue reading ‘Bysiewicz Not Ceding City To Lamont’