Government

Guests to help politicians make statement at SOTU
6:24 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Conn. and NY members of Congress invite guests to State of the Union speech

President Barack Obama works at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, ahead of Tuesday night's State of the Union speech.
Credit AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Viewers will notice that the White House will have several guests seated in the gallery with First Lady Michelle Obama during the President’s State of the Union address tonight. Also seated in the gallery will be guests of members of Congress. 

    

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Lanza to help obtain son's medical records
5:53 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Sandy Hook gunman's father to help commission obtain his son's records

This December 2012 photo released by the Connecticut State Police on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, shows a shattered window at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Adam Lanza gunned down 20 first-graders and six educators with a semi-automatic rifle at the school on Dec. 14, 2012, after killing his mother inside their home. Lanza committed suicide with a handgun as police arrived at the school.
Credit AP Photo/Connecticut State Police

The father of the gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting has agreed to help a state commission obtain his son's school and medical records. The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission's chairman announced this on Friday.

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Conn. GOP propose tax cuts
6:37 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Conn. House Republicans propose spending budget surplus on tax cuts

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven just before announcing a proposal for $10 million in state grants for school security
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut House Republicans are proposing half of the state’s projected $500 million budget surplus this year be spent on tax cuts. House Democrats and Gov. Dannel Malloy are reluctant to endorse the proposal. 

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$1.5m snow moving train is digging ditches
5:55 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

LIRR's 'Darth Vader' yet to make snow debut

Dubbed "Darth Vader" this $1.5 million train has so far only been used to dig ditches.
Credit Courtesy of MTA

Even with all the snow on Long Island this week, the Long Island Rail Road still hasn't called out its secret snow-clearing weapon.  In fact, said snow weapon hasn't seen active snow duty yet.    

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United Healthcare dropping doctors from network
5:42 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Conn. US Senators are concerned health insurers are dropping doctors from Medicare Advantage

US Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy
Credit Ebong Udoma/ file photo

Connecticut’s two US senators are concerned a major insurance company is jeopardizing the welfare of patients by dropping doctors from its Medicare Advantage program.  The senators held a hearing in Hartford on Wednesday to look into further regulation of health insurance companies that participate in the program.  

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