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9:37 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Cuomo's push to cut estate tax getting push from conservative groups

Conservative groups, including the Empire Center, say New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to cut the estate tax would benefit many in the middle class.

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Drone bill would impose lengthy prison sentences
3:56 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Some lawmakers want to delay Conn. drone bill

Some Connecticut lawmakers said they’d like to delay a bill that would impose lengthy prison sentences on people who commit crimes with drones. On Monday the lawmakers said they would prefer a task force study the issue before considering the legislation.

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Education
11:52 am
Mon February 24, 2014

NY plans to create nation's first homeland security college

The state of New York plans to create the nation’s first college dedicated to homeland security and emergency preparedness. Backers say it’s a necessary measure given the major storms and terrorist threats the state has dealt with.

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Sexual assaults in the military
10:35 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Gillibrand on a personal crusade to change military culture

File Photo- Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. asks a question of a witness on Capitol Hill in Washington during a 2013 hearing on pending legislation regarding sexual assaults in the military.
Credit AP Photo/Susan Walsh

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has been at the forefront of an effort to reform a culture in the military that has allowed sexual assaults to go unpunished. Matt Laslo reports from Washington on the Democratic senator’s bipartisan effort to change the military justice system.

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Colebrook wind farm challenge heard
6:26 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Question before Conn. Supreme Court: "Is wind a fuel?"

Among the questions the Connecticut Supreme Court heard Friday was this – can wind  be considered fuel? The case centers on whether the state council that approves the siting of power facilities had the authority to approve a wind turbine project in Colebrook, Connecticut. A collection of homeowners in Colebrook and a community group that is arguing for greater regulation of wind farms sued the state over the approval of that farm.

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