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Removal of mandate on public notices considered
7:22 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Newspaper publishers push back against municipalities

Connecticut newspaper publishers are pushing back against a proposal to remove a state requirement that municipalities place public notices in newspapers. The proposal is part of the Democrats legislative agenda to cut the cost of government.  A legislative committee held a public hearing on the proposal in Hartford on Wednesday.

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Cuomo says outage time 28% lower
5:43 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Cuomo amplifies agenda, praises PSEG

Governor Andrew Cuomo delivering budget address on Long Island
Credit Charles Lane

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was on Long Island today delivering the same budget presentation he gave statewide several weeks ago.  Cuomo’s says the purpose of his visit was to amplify his voice in what he expects to be a “loud” legislative session.

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Conn. snow emergency request denied
12:49 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

FEMA denies Conn. request for a snow emergency declaration

US Rep. Rosa DeLauro at a meeting with mayors and first selectmen in her district in North Haven on Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
Credit Ebong Udoma

The federal government has turned down a request to help Connecticut cities and towns replenish their snow removal budgets. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro announced this to mayors and first selectmen in her Congressional district on Tuesday. 

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Minimum Wage Debate
10:19 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Proposed minimum wage hike in Conn. receives mixed reviews

Conn. Governor Dannel Malloy announced his proposal to increase the minimum wage during his State of the State Address on February 6th, 2013.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

The Connecticut General Assembly's Labor Committee held a public hearing on Tuesday to address Governor Daniel Malloy’s proposed minimum wage hike. There were mixed reviews on the proposal, which would raise the state minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.

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Riders angry over train troubles
12:51 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Commuters vent frustration at Conn. transportation commissioner and Metro-North

Connecticut Transportation Commissioner James Redeker speaks with commuters after the forum in Southport Tuesday evening
Credit Craig LeMoult

Connecticut’s Transportation Commissioner and representatives of Metro North heard from angry commuters Tuesday night who vented their frustrations about a range of problems experienced on the railroad over recent months.  About a hundred commuters attended a forum in Southport sponsored by the Connecticut Citizens Transportation Lobby.

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