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Response to Cuomo's tax commission
6:00 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

NY Assembly Speaker Silver mixed on tax proposals

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/Tim Roske

The leader of the New York State Assembly is non-committal about enacting the details of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s tax commission plan. Speaker Sheldon Silver says he’s for property tax cuts, but not at the expense of school spending.

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One year since Sandy Hook shooting
5:54 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Newtown officials say one-year since shooting should be marked with quiet reflection

Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra and Interim School Superintendent John Reed
Credit Craig LeMoult

With the one year mark of the Newtown school shooting approaching Saturday, officials met with the media Tuesday to describe how they want the day to be observed.  Officials describe a quite day of reflection.

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Newtown Donations
8:17 am
Wed December 11, 2013

GE reaches out to Newtown by lending workers

The Newtown Recovery Project's Joni Capoccitti and Anne Alzapiedi
Credit The Newtown Recovery Project

In the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown has received support from all over the world. The donations, media inquiries, and outpouring of both concern and curiosity proved overwhelming for the small Fairfield County town. But among the donors, General Electric Corporation stood out by providing the town something it desperately needed: workers.

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Taxes
7:22 am
Wed December 11, 2013

NY tax commission recommends cuts

Former New York Gov. George Pataki, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former state Comptroller Carl McCall pose at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y., on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Cuomo named Pataki and McCall to a Tax Relief Commission.
Credit AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Tax Commission is recommending a $2 billion package that includes a temporary freeze on property taxes, and a cut in business taxes. 

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legislative response to newtown school shooting
11:39 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Conn. has second toughest gun laws in the nation

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signing legislation at the Capitol in Hartford on Thursday, April 4, 2013, that includes new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, a response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown.
Credit AP Photo/Steven Senne

Connecticut ranks second highest in the nation for the strength of its gun reform laws, trailing only California.

That’s according to an annual ranking by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

WSHU's Ebong Udoma covers the state capitol and discusses the legislative response to the Newtown School Shooting, which included new stricter gun laws.

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