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Hopes it has a natiowide impact
4:34 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Architect of NY medical marijuana bill is gratified by its passage

NY Democratic State Senator Diane Savino
Credit Karen DeWitt

The sponsor of the medical marijuana bill that successfully passed the New York state Senate on Friday says she’s “gratified” by the larger than expected number of yes votes. State Senator Diane Savino hopes the new law will have wider repercussions. 

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Bill passes by a 46-10 vote
4:17 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

NY senate passes medical marijuana bill

New York State will now permit the use of medical marijuana for some patients. The state Senate approved the measure over the objections of several senators who engaged in a lengthy debate on Friday.

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Brentwood residents are not satisfied
12:58 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

In response to illegal toxic dumping: Islip offers free bus service for Brentwood residents

Residents of the working class neighborhood of Brentwood are upset that the illegal dumping of 50 thousand tons of toxic debris on several sites on Long Island is depriving them of the use of a town park. The Town of Islip is offering a free shuttle bus to get residents to other summer activities. But some Brentwood residents say they are not satisfied.

GOP rival Tom Foley's award delayed
12:49 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Gov. Malloy is awarded $6.5 million in public money for his re-election campaign

Conn Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Gov. Dannel Malloy, and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman after being endorsed for re-election at the Democratic Convention in Hartford on May 16
Credit Ebong Udoma

 

Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and his Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman will receive about $6.5 million in public money to finance their re-election campaign. The money was approved on Wednesday by the state Elections Enforcement Commission. Malloy’s main Republican rival has yet to be approved for public funding.

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Boughton has problem raising enough money
12:36 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Boughton suspends his Conn gubernatorial campaign

Republican Mayor Mark Boughton of Danbury has suspended his campaign for Connecticut governor. The mayor made the announcement in an email sent out by his campaign on Wednesday.

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