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Bills await action in the state House
10:49 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Conn. State Senate passes bills intended to help consumers

The Connecticut State Capitol building (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Tuesday was a busy day for the Connecticut State Senate. It passed a range of bills intended to help the consumer. Those include one bill that could give police chiefs in cities and towns a say over the renewal of liquor permits and another to modernize the state's Do Not Call Registry.

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Rules will impact where turbines can be built
7:04 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Wind turbine moratorium in Conn. ended with approval of new regulations

A wind turbine in Oklahoma
Credit AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki

Connecticut lawmakers broke an impasse Tuesday, approving regulations for wind power. The approval ends a moratorium on new wind turbines in the state.

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Comments were made during a creative writing class
6:40 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Professor apologizes for calling Congressional GOP 'racist, misogynist, money grubbing people.'

An adjunct professor at Eastern Connecticut State University has apologized for calling the Republicans in Congress “racist, misogynist, money-grubbing people.’ He said it during a class on Monday. The apology comes after GOP leaders in Connecticut expressed outrage that a teacher at a state university would make such comments.

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Budget expected to whipsaw back to negative
5:37 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Suffolk sheds deficit (but not for long)

Lou D'Amaro (D-Babylon) says Suffolk closed previous budget gaps and can do so again.
Credit Charles Lane

Suffolk County budget officials say there’s a slowly improving fiscal picture for the county and that Suffolk actually had its first budget surplus since 2006.  

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The magical septical tour
7:29 am
Tue April 22, 2014

After 4-state tour, here's what Suffolk knows of septic systems

Credit Charles Lane

After a four-state tour, Suffolk County planners updated lawmakers Monday on what they knew about mitigateing what officials call Long Island's greatest crisis in generations: nitrogen contaminating regional estuaries. 

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