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New Britain, Connecticut, Mayor Erin Stewart announced on Facebook on Monday that she will seek the Republican nomination for governor.

Connecticut Senators Ask For Gun Research Funding

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Connecticut’s U.S. Senators are asking leaders of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions for help funding gun violence research.

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Actor and public education advocate Cynthia Nixon announced her campaign for governor of New York in Monday. She wants to run in a Democratic primary against incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo.  

AG Jepsen Pushes To Waive Fees On Credit Freezes

Mar 19, 2018
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Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen wants state lawmakers to pass a bill to make credit freezes free of charge.

Jepsen says a large number of residents have been victims of massive data breaches and are “hit again by unfair fees they should not be forced to shoulder” when they try to take steps to protect their credit from fraud.

Many states already prohibit fees for security freezes. Connecticut law allows the nation's three major credit agencies, TransUnion, Experian and Equifax, to each charge up to $10.

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The electric car company Tesla plans to open a new service center on a vacant commercial plot in Smithtown.

It’s part of the effort by the company to expand its footprint on Long Island. There is currently a service center in Syosset, a sales center in Manhasset, and two galleries in Huntington Station and East Hampton.

Tesla uses direct sales instead of independent car dealers. Under New York State law, it can own and operate no more than five stores in the state.