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Legislature Adjourns regular session
6:15 am
Thu May 8, 2014

2014 Conn. legislative session comes to a close

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, addresses the House and the Senate at the end of session at the Capitol on the final day of session, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut lawmakers ended this year's legislative session at midnight Wednesday. The highlight of the session was the passage of a revised $19 billion state budget based on an agreement between the Democratic majority in the legislature and Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy.

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Some closing of racial achievement gap
6:13 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Conn. high school seniors get high marks in federal reading & math assessment

A new federal assessment gave Connecticut high schoolers high marks in reading and math. The state still sees a performance gap based on race, but the new results show some improvements in that area.

Click here for a summary of Connecticut's math performance.

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Unions oppose bill saying it wasn't fully vetted
4:40 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Bill to professionalize Suffolk PD called 'flawed'

Robert Trotta (R-Smithtown) wants Suffolk cops to have same requirements as police in region
Credit Charles Lane

A bill coming before the Suffolk County legislature would require county police, among other things, to get a college degree if they want a promotion above the rank of captain. But the bill will likely hit stiff resistance from police unions.  

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Project completion should mean improved service
5:35 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Metro North power lines upgraded between Southport & Bridgeport

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy announcing the Metro-North upgrades at New Haven’s Union Square Station
Credit Davis Dunavin

It’s been a rocky year for Metro-North Railroad. But Connecticut officials say scheduling improvements are on the way because of upgrades that are almost complete on a busy stretch of the New Haven line.

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Growth stymied without more commuter options
4:57 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Third track could bring $68B to LI

Long Island Rail Road employees work at the ticket counter in Penn Station.
Credit AP/Mary Altaffer

A coalition of Long Island business leaders, developers, educators, and commuter advocates announced a report Tuesday that tallied the economic benefits of building a third track on the Long Island Rail Road. But despite what many say is a win for Long Island, a third track is still not on the planning boards.

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