Government

Current law doesn't standardize hate crime stats
5:23 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

DiNapoli will audit hate crimes

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli will audit the state's hate crime data collection.
Credit AP

New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he will audit the state's reporting of hate crime laws.  The audit comes at the request of a New York City elected official but could affect Suffolk County.

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Connecticut school evaluations
6:14 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Every Conn. school given a report card

Connecticut education officials issued a report card for each school in the state Thursday. It showed that based on test data, more than half of Connecticut's schools met overall performance targets in the state’s new school accountability system. This is the first report on schools using that system.

Evaluations for each school in the state are online here.

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Election 2014
9:14 am
Thu December 5, 2013

LI congressman leads Dems in push to recapture US House

Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Democratic Congressman Steve Israel of Long Island is helping spearhead his party’s effort to recapture control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year. Matt Laslo reports on the tough job ahead for Israel.

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Moreland Commission on Public Corruption
6:39 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Moreland report criticizes Albany and offers reforms

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Credit AP/Mike Groll

Advocates and lawmakers in Albany are reacting to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti corruption commission report. The report includes  scathing criticism of what the commission says is a corrupt culture in Albany, and recommends numerous reforms.

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Tapes to be made public on Wednesday
9:40 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Conn. prosecutor drops bid to withhold Newtown 911 recordings

In this December 14th, 2012 file photo, officials stand outside of Sandy Hook Elementary School, where gunman Adam Lanza open fire inside the school killing 20 first-graders and six educators at the school, and killed himself as police arrived. The Associated Press says it sought the 911 recordings from that day in part to examine the police response to the shooting.
Credit AP Photo/Julio Cortez

Danbury state's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III led the investigation into the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting. He says he will not appeal a judge's order to release 911 recordings from the December 14th shooting.

Sedensky had argued that releasing the tapes in this case could harm survivors who deserve special protection and that it would make people reluctant to call 911 for fear of having their cries for help later broadcast by news outlets.

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