Government

Court Rejects Mature Minor Doctrine
6:53 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Conn. High Court Rules Against Teen Refusing Cancer Treatment

Jackie Fortin of Windsor Locks, Conn., speaks outside the Connecticut Supreme Court in Hartford, Conn., on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, shortly after the court ruled the that state child protection officials aren't violating the rights of her 17-year-old daughter by forcing the girl to undergo cancer chemotherapy she doesn't want.
Credit AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb

The Connecticut Supreme Court has rejected what’s called the mature minor doctrine. The doctrine holds that some minors are mature enough to make their own health care decisions. The ruling came on Thursday in the case of a 17-year-old girl, known in court documents as Cassandra C.

The high court ruled that the state of Connecticut is not violating Cassandra C’s rights by forcing her to undergo cancer chemotherapy that she does not want.

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State of the State
11:15 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Malloy's State Of The State Focuses On Plan To Overhaul Transportation Infrastructure

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy smiles as he delivers the 2015 State of the State address in front of a joint session of the legislature in the House Chambers at the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy used his state of the state speech on Wednesday to push for a 30-year plan to overhaul the state’s entire transportation infrastructure.

The comprehensive plan would cost billions of dollars but Malloy says the state cannot afford to wait.  The Democratic governor gave the speech shortly after being sworn-in for his second term.

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Government
5:22 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Mario Cuomo Laid to Rest, After Son Governor Andrew Cuomo Delivers Eulogy

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo holds his mother Matilda Cuomo's hand as the body of his father, Mario Cuomo, is loaded into a hearse at the funeral for Mario Cuomo at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.
Credit AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Former Governor Mario Cuomo was laid to rest in New York today after a funeral and wake that was attended by prominent politicians, including former President and first Lady Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Vice President Joe Biden. But the ceremony and the eulogy by his son, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, focused on the personal as well as the political. Cuomo called his father "the keynote speaker for our better angels."

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Government
5:19 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Bridgeport Plans To Use An Old Landfill For Green Energy

Bridgeport mayor Bill Finch and city council members at the landfill.
Credit Davis Dunavin / WSHU

Bridgeport, Connecticut is planning to install 9,000 solar panels on an unused landfill. It's one of the latest projects to reclaim polluted land in the city.

This 11-acre landfill is on a hill overlooking a harbor and Long Island Sound. It's got a great view, but it’s been vacant for years. Installing solar panels on it will provide power for about 5,000 homes. Speaking at the landfill Friday alongside city council members, Bridgeport mayor Bill Finch said they’ll break ground next month.

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Government
5:12 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Begins Second Term With Funeral of His Father

Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, second from left, celebrates with his father, former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, at Democratic election headquarters in New York, November 4, 2014.
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Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo passed away just two hours after his son, Andrew Cuomo, finished  giving his second inauguration speeches in New York City and Buffalo.

So in the next several days, in addition to attending his father’s funeral,  Andrew Cuomo will also be preparing for a State of the State address.

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