Government

Unemployment insurance to expire for many Jan. 1
3:23 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Murphy hears from unemployed, concerned about loss of benefits

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy speaks with unemployed people at The Workplace in Bridgeport on Monday.
Credit Craig LeMoult

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut met with unemployed people in Bridgeport Monday to talk about unemployment benefits, which are set to expire for many on January 1.

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Sandy Hook school shooting
5:02 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Commission seeks mental health info on Newtown school shooter

Members of a commission created by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy to make legislative recommendations following the deadly school shooting in Newtown want more information about the mental health of the shooter. Members of the commission complained on Friday that not enough mental health information is included in a report released by Danbury State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky.

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Authorities pay better than NY state
6:36 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Audit shows high pay at NY public authorities

An audit says employees of New York public authorities are paid more than 7 billion dollars a year.   The New York Comptroller’s office performed the audit to look at how the authorities are using public money. 

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Breach may not be "silver bullet"
4:27 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Fire Island gets $1m to study breach

Fire Island and Pelican Island, N.Y. before and after Superstorm Sandy. The top photo was created May 21, 2009 and bottom photo taken Nov. 5, 2012
Credit U.S. Geological Survey

Fire Island National Seashore has received a $1 million federal grant to study a controversial breach caused by last year's Superstorm Sandy.  The money is part of the $50 billion dollar Sandy Recovery Act and will go toward answering both short and long term questions.  

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Metro-North safety
9:47 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Conn. lawmakers suggest looking elsewhere for rail operator

Commuters stand in the doorway of a Stamford bound train at Grand Central Terminal in this file photo.
Credit AP Photo/John Minchillo

Issues facing Metro-North railroad were the focus of a public hearing on Wednesday.  Members of the Connecticut General Assembly's Transportation Committee voiced concern about recent incidents, including two derailments, a power failure, and the death of a track foreman.

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