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Reelection campaign begins
12:12 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Malloy announces candidacy for reelection

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says he will seek a second term in office. The Democrat made the announcement Friday following a meeting of the State Bond Commission. Malloy previously said he would unveil his decision after the legislative session adjourns in May. He said he and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman made a "mutual decision" to run again and "intend to be around a while." Republicans who are running for governor include Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton.

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"Three men in a room"
9:50 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Budget decisions made behind closed doors in long Albany tradition

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, right, and press secretary Michael Whyland walk to through the War Room on their way to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office for a legislative leaders budget meeting at the Capitol on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

When a budget deal is finally reached in Albany, average New Yorkers will have had little access to the details of the important items that Governor Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers are discussing. That’s because, the long Albany tradition known as "three men in a -room" continues.

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Minimum wage to be $10.10 by 2017
9:16 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Malloy signs bill raising Conn. minimum wage

Conn. Governor Dannel Malloy signed the minimum wage bill into law at Cafe Beauregard in New Britain on Thursday. The restaurant's owner, Robert Chiovoloni, looks on.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bill on Thursday to raise the state’s minimum wage to 10 dollars and 10 cents an hour by 2017.  The increase brings Connecticut in line with a federal minimum wage hike proposed by President Barack Obama.

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Lawmakers ask for more than approved 2 years ago
6:32 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Appropriations Committee adds $12 million to Malloy's budget proposal

The Appropriations Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly approved a revised state budget on Thursday that spends $12 million more than was recommended by Governor Dannel Malloy. The plan was approved by a vote of 26 to 19.

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Lawmakers not "thrilled" with dorms
5:05 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

15 years and FBI raid, dorm bill finally gets attention

Credit courtesy of NY Senate

News this week that the FBI raided the offices of yet another New York State lawmaker has pushed into the limelight a little known piece of legislation authored by a Long Island senator. Babylon Republican Phil Boyle has, for the last 15 years, wanted lawmakers to live in a dorm.   

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