Government

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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NY Legislature approves speed cameras
11:05 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Speed cameras coming to Long Island

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The New York State Senate and the Assembly have approved a measure to send more than 200 speed cameras to Long Island and New York City. That includes 69 cameras in Suffolk County and 56 in Nassau County.

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Drop is blamed on reduced capital gains returns
7:05 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Conn's projected $500 million 2014 budget surplus drops to $43 million

Connecticut’s projected budget surplus has dropped by 90 per cent since January. That’s based on numbers released by state officials on Wednesday. This is going to make negotiating a balanced budget a bit more difficult for Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and state legislative leaders.

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Bill would support efficiency, clean energy
5:48 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Federal bill would create "Green Bank" based on Conn. model

Two members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation are among the co-sponsors of a bill that would create a federal so-called “green bank” to support clean energy infrastructure projects.  The legislation is modeled on a Connecticut program.

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