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6:08 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Conn. energy & environment commissioner steps down

Dan Esty, Commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is stepping down
Credit Conn. DEEP

The head of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Wednesday that he’s stepping down.  Daniel Esty says he’s returning to a teaching position at Yale University.

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Most Obamacare enrollees are over 45
3:25 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Health "death spiral" doesn't worry experts

New York's Department of Health released data on enrollment in its health insurance exchange this week.  The data show 26% of young adults are enrolling in the exchange.  This number is just above what experts call the "death spiral."  

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Newtown legislation requires reevaluation
11:07 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Conn. developing plan for children's mental health

DCF Commissioner Joette Katz, in Rocky Hill, Conn. on Tuesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Connecticut's Department of Children and Families announced on Tuesday that they’re beginning to develop a plan to address the behavioral health needs of children in the state.  Mental health providers say the plan needs to focus on getting care to young people.

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Conn. Democratic jobs agenda
6:39 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Conn. Democrats announce their state jobs agenda

Conn. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey
Credit Ebong Udoma/ file photo

In Connecticut, Democrats in the state legislature announced their jobs agenda on Tuesday. Republicans are skeptical the measures will pass in the 2014 session that begins next month.  

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MetroNorth
3:45 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Congress' 2014 appropriations bill includes $185M for rail inspectors

U-S Senators Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal announced Tuesday there’s funding in the upcoming Omnibus Appropriations bill to hire 45 additional rail inspectors nationwide. But rail commuter advocates say that's far short of the $1B needed for capital improvements on Metro-North to make it safe. 

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