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middle class tax break or lower taxes for all?
6:37 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Progressive groups: income inequality should be focus of legislation

Taxes and tax reform are likely to be a major topic in the next legislative session in New York.  Progressive groups and Republicans in the State Senate are weighing in.

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Affordable Care Act Explanations
7:57 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Conn.'s DeLauro, Himes, Murphy holding informational events about Obamacare

Members of Connecticut's Congressional delegation are hosting events to highlight the Affordable Care Act and encourage people to sign up for the state's healthcare exchange.

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Calls for Obamacare fix in Conn.
6:00 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Conn. Senate minority leader urges special session to deal with Obamacare

Conn. State Senator John McKinney
Credit File photo/Ebong Udoma

The leader of the Republican minority in the Connecticut Senate wants Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy to call state lawmakers into special session immediately. The GOP leader wants lawmakers to change state law in order to implement President Obama’s fix to the Affordable Care Act. 

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Book: "No Holds Barred"
5:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

A closer look at the McMahon v Murphy 2012 Conn. senate race

The 2012 U.S. Senate race in Connecticut was one of the most expensive senate campaigns in the country that year. Sacred Heart University political science professor Gary Rose has written a new book about the race called “No Holds Barred.”  The book begins with U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman making a historic announcement that he would not seek another term, opening up the senate seat in Connecticut. The exceptionally hard-fought senatorial campaign was eventually won by the Democrat, Chris Murphy, who defeated Linda McMahon. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart University.

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3/4 of a million tickets in 2011
5:39 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Red light cameras reducing accidents 40%

Credit AP

A lot of Long Islanders have gotten tickets for ignoring red lights.   

There were nearly 740,000 citations in 2011, the last year for which data is available.  That's one in three drivers. 

The cameras have resulted in some $30 million dollars a year in revenue for both Suffolk and Nassau counties. Connecticut has flirted with the idea of installing red light cameras, but none so far.  

WSHU recently had a looked at the data behind the cameras on Long Island and reports that,  though people may resent paying the fine, they do make intersections safer.  

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