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4:04 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Conn., NY continue to lag behind nation in job growth

Connecticut and New York will lag behind western states in job growth in 2014. That’s according to a report by the Pew Center for Charitable Trusts published today. Connecticut does fare the best overall of the New England states, however.

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Malloy appoints Schriro
9:41 am
Tue January 7, 2014

NYC's top prison official named Conn. public safety commissioner

This photo released by the Connecticut governor's office shows Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, after introducing Dora Schriro as the new commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Connecticut Office of Governor

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced on Monday that Dora Schriro will take over for Reuben Bradford, who's retiring effective February 1st after three years as the state's public safety commissioner.

Schriro has been commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction since September of 2009, and previously served as a special adviser to former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on immigration and customs enforcement.

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Stamford
3:33 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Controversial Martin appointee, Serafino withdraws from consideration for Police Commisison

Stamford’s Board of Representatives meets Monday night in its first regular meeting of 2014. Its members won’t have to vote on a controversial mayoral appointment to the city’s Police Commission as planned.

  

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NY politics
11:06 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Cuomo faces challenges from the right and left in 2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, left, greets New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after his public inauguration ceremony at City Hall in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014
Credit AP Photo/Seth Wenig

2014 is an election year for New York Governor Cuomo as well as all of the 213 seats in the legislature. Cuomo faces the challenge of balancing competing interests as he tries to win another term by a big margin.

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Unemployment
9:34 am
Mon January 6, 2014

AARP: Unemployed over age 50 have harder time finding work

The American Association for Retired Persons says it takes those who are unemployed over age 50 about one year on average to find a new job.  That's almost twice as long as someone under 50.

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