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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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Car Tax
6:27 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Conn. House Speaker wants to end local car tax

Conn. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey (file photo)
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut House Speaker Brendan Sharkey says legislation that would end municipal car taxes is on his agenda for next year's legislative session.  Sharkey announced his plans for the 2014 legislative session in Hartford on Thursday.

   

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