Yesterday, Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 21 hours ago
Westby is a Thomaston lawyer and former Marine who opposes Connecticut's new gun law, would scrap the Common Core education standards and says the office of state attorney general has become a meddling, anti-business operation that needs to be reined in. "One of the things I want to do to make the state more business friendly, and that means an attorney general's office that isn't out to get them," Westby said.
Peter Lumaj, the Republican and Independent Party nominee for Connecticut Secretary of the State, called on Secretary Denise Merrill this evening to publicly condemn Democratic State Representative Victor Cuevas for his involvement in the latest corruption and voter fraud scandal to hit the Capitol - Cuevas is accused of both mortgage fraud as well as voter fraud. An Affidavit of Complaint filed with the SEEC on October 8th, 2014 alleges that Representative Cuevas served in the General Assembly representing Waterbury's 75th district, while maintaining his primary residence in Bristol.
State Rep. Elissa Wright is a forceful advocate for families and consumers. At the height of the sub-prime mortgage crisis, she helped enact pro-consumer legislation to combat unscrupulous lending practices and protect homeowners caught in the grip of a stumbling economy.
Three-term state Rep. Fred Camillo has received reelection endorsements from three state organizations including the Connecticut Realtors and the AFSCME Council 15. In its endorsement, Council 15 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees wrote, "It is our firm belief that your election to the State Legislature is in the best interests of the residents of Connecticut as well as our thousands of members who serve as sworn police officers throughout the State."
An organization that represents realtors and two for law enforcement personnel have endorsed state Sen. Kevin Witkos' reelection bid, he has announced. The first endorsement came from Connecticut REALTORS, Witkos said in an announcement he made on Sept.
New Zealand inflation was steady in the third quarter of the year, slowing the annual pace of price increases, and raising the prospect of interest rates staying lower for longer after the data fell short of expectations. The New Zealand dollar fell.
Glendale-based Hovelstay.com , an online marketplace for vacation rentals which is taking a decidely adventurous angle on lodging, said today that it has opened up its site to all travelers. The startup--which had initially been limiting its service to students only--said that travelers can now book on the company's site.
Today, Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10 minutes ago
U.S. Bancorp is not planning to change its approach to mortgage lending despite efforts by regulators to reduce buyback risk and encourage lending to borrowers with lower credit scores and down payments. "We will continue to do what we are doing now, which I think is sufficient for the near term," Davis said Wednesday during a conference call on the bank's third quarter earnings.
Today, Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11 minutes ago
UNOFFICIAL END? Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of New York's Department of Financial Services, has not made a formal decision on Wells Fargo's sale of mortgage-servicing rights to Ocwen, but observers said his latest crackdown on Ocwen could spell doom for the deal. Mounting regulatory and political problems may prevent Ocwen Financial from completing its purchase of $39 billion in mortgage-servicing rights from Wells Fargo.