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Mandating charity meets resistance
7:59 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Rules boosting pro bono work postponed

NY Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman
Credit AP

New York's chief judge is postponing the implementation of new rules designed to boost the amount of pro bono work lawyers do in the state. 

This comes amidst an outcry from the state's bar association that the new rules are an invasion of privacy.

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Searching for jobs, or at least leads
10:36 am
Sat September 14, 2013

Job fair in Danbury, Conn.

Connecticut’s Department of Labor held its first job fair of the fall hiring season Friday in Danbury. During the summer the the state’s unemployment rate remained high compared to the rest of the country, at just over eight percent. 

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November election
8:45 am
Sat September 14, 2013

NY GOP begins to line up Cuomo challenger

NY Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox
Credit File Photo (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

New York’s Republican Chair says he’s working on finding a  candidate to challenge Governor Andrew Cuomo in November, and he says several are interested.  

    

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Murphy wants stricter coastal zoning
7:37 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Sen. Murphy urges stricter zoning in coastal communities

Senator Chris Murphy
Credit AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says municipalities need to encourage stricter zoning in coastal communities. That's so they can avoid the extensive property damage associated with extreme weather events like the recent Hurricane Sandy. Murphy was speaking at a forum he organized on Friday at the Yale Climate and Energy Institute.  Murphy said it will be difficult to accomplish such zoning changes.

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Debate over military strike in Syria
9:15 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Conn., NY lawmakers weigh in on Syria

The Capitol as seen through a door in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

President Obama's call to postpone a vote on a military strike in Syria is giving members of Congress some breathing room. Matt Laslo reports from Washington on what some lawmakers from Connecticut and New York are saying about the issue.

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