Connecticut's $567 million bus-only corridor is finally opening after 18 years of study, planning and construction. Governor Dannel Malloy and state and federal transportation officials gathered in New Britain on Friday to launch CTfastrak, a 9.4-mile rapid transit bus between Hartford and New Britain.
(3/27) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The Governor and legislature continue to work on sticking points in the state budget, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on whether the Governor’s ethics proposals will survive the budget wrangling, and Washington County approves a proposed medical marijuana growing facility.
A Schenectady County farmer has raised more than $50,000 to assist with legal costs as he faces multiple charges of animal endangerment. The story has gone viral and led to heightened emotions by both sides.
Police have arrested a man who they allege called in a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of the Massachusetts courthouse where Aaron Hernandez's murder trial is being held.
Fall River police on Friday announced the arrest of 55-year-old Paul Haddad of Westwood. Haddad is scheduled to be arraigned Friday. It's not known if he has a lawyer who could comment on the accusations.
Police say Thursday's threat had nothing to do with Hernandez, the former New England Patriots player.
Police did not disclose a motive. Westwood and Fall River are about 50 miles apart.
Two colleges in the Hudson Valley are teaming up for technology. One college is a leader in cloud computing and is offering its services to another campus two counties to the south. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on the new hookup.
Senate Republicans are trying to modify New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to require full disclosure of law clients in legislators’ outside business.
Senate GOP Leader Dean Skelos, who works part time at a private law firm, says he expects to agree on a “robust” new disclosure law, but concedes that it may only apply to new law clients, not existing business arrangements.
Skelos blamed any hold up on Assembly Democrats, saying they are dragging their feet on a new teacher evaluation plan.