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.
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.
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.
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.
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.