Government

Fighting fire from ground and air
12:08 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Wildfire training in the Pine Barrens with helicopters

A blackhawk helicopter dropping water over the Pine Barrens in a training exercise
Credit Handout

The New York Army National Guard's Aviation Unit led a wildfire fighting exercise this weekend in Southampton. Members from the Central Pine Barrens Commission, the New York State Forest Rangers, and local fire departments learned how to coordinate firefighting on the ground and in the air.   

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Both Houses pass $19 billion budget bill
11:48 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Conn. General Assembly approves Malloy's budget deal

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2014 file photo, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivers his 2014 State of the State address before a joint session of the legislature in the House Chambers at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File

A bill establishing a $19 billion state budget awaits signature from Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy. Over the weekend, the General Assembly approved a deal between Governor Malloy and legislative leaders.

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Deal puts off reinstating some tax exemptions
5:55 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Gov. Malloy and Conn Democratic legislative leaders announce a state budget deal

Conn House Republican Leader Larry Cafero responding to the Democrat's budget plan on Friday
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut’s Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and the Democrats who control the state legislature announced on Friday that they have reached an agreement on a revised budget. The $18.7 billion dollar budget deal follows the disclosure earlier this week that a $500 million budget surplus projected in January had shrunk to $43 million.

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Lawsuit against state settled
10:45 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Conn. agrees to move people with mental illness out of nursing homes

Connecticut officials say they will stop housing hundreds of mentally ill people in nursing homes. The decision is part of the settlement of a lawsuit against the state.

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Removals would be allowed after 10 years
7:55 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Conn House votes to allow removal of names from the child abuse registry

Registered sex offenders in Connecticut may soon be able to apply to have their names removed from the state’s child abuse registry. The state House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would allow offenders to do this after 10 years on the registry.

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