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NY government corruption commission
6:36 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Moreland commission issues subpoenas

A corruption commission appointed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has voted to issue subpoenas to some members of the state legislature. The subpoenas force lawmakers to disclose money paid to them by private law clients. 

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Casino gambling amendment opposed
6:31 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Protestors smash slot machine outside NY Assembly

Dr Stephen Shafer, with the Coalition Against Gambling, takes his turn w/ the sledgehammer
Credit Karen DeWitt

Anti gambling activists took a sledgehammer to a slot machine in front of the New York State Capitol on Tuesday. The activists were demonstrating  against a ballot amendment to legalize gambling casinos in New York.  

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Social Services
12:41 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Conn. puts anti-poverty agency NEON on notice

NEON Acting CEO Chiquita Stephenson reviews a financial report in her office at the agency's Norwalk, Conn. headquarters.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

A Fairfield County, Connecticut anti-poverty agency is in trouble. NEON, which stands for Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, provides social services to people in need in the Norwalk and Stamford area. The state has put the agency on notice while internal turmoil threatens its programs.  

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Cuomo wants property tax cuts for New Yorkers
5:32 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Cuomo appoints a new tax commission

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York recently appointed a new commission to look at cutting property and other taxes. The commission is headed by former Republican Governor George Pataki and former Democratic state Comptroller Carl McCall. Both are former political rivals of Cuomo.  

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Shiller wins Nobel Prize
5:23 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Nobel prize winner says he's not expecting a U.S. credit default

Economist, author and Yale University professor Robert Shiller speaks at at a news conference, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in New Haven, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

A Yale professor who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics on Monday says he’s not expecting the U.S. to default on its debt. Yale economics professor Robert Shiller was speaking in New Haven at a news conference acknowledging the prize.

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