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some support it, others threaten to sue
5:51 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Reformers want NY Moreland report to include public campaign financing

Moreland Act Commission co-chair Kathleen Rice at a Commission hearing on October 29, 2013.
Credit publiccorruption.moreland.ny.gov

  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti corruption commission - the Moreland Commission -  is due to issue a report this week, and  reformers hope it will include public campaign financing for statewide elections. 

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Hudson Line Derailment
8:22 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Blumenthal calls for expedited investigation into derailment

An Amtrak train, top, traveling on an unaffected track, passes a derailed Metro North commuter train, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York. Officials are standing on a curve in the tracks where the Metro North train derailed.
Credit AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is calling on federal officials to conduct an expedited investigation into Sunday's train derailment on Metro North's Hudson line, which killed 4 people and injured more than 60.

Blumenthal cited recent incidents that impacted Connecticut commuters on the New Haven Line in his call to action.

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Repairing damage to relationships from NSA spying
6:28 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Murphy returns from fence-mending trip to Europe

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy
Credit WSHU file photo by Craig LeMoult

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut returned Wednesday from a 3 day trip to Germany and Brussels. The trip was intended to help manage the relationship with Europe following news of spying there by the NSA.

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Sharing criminal justice info in Conn.
6:11 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

System to share Conn. law enforcement info ran into trouble

A new system being developed to allow law enforcement agencies in Connecticut to share information has been hampered by a lack of communication and management problems, according to a state report released this week. A member of the Governor’s administration says those concerns have been addressed.

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"As the colors of autumn stream down the wind..."
3:58 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Governors' Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1938 and now

Connecticut Governor Wilbur T. Cross, who held office from 1931 to 1938
Credit CT State Library

 It’s traditional for Governors to deliver Thanksgiving Proclamations every year.  They usually include something about being thankful and a recap of the year.   This year, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s message says, in part, “From a once-in-a-lifetime economic downturn, to dangerous storms, to unthinkable tragedy, we have faced challenges that no one would ever have asked for.  Yet, in those darkest moments of need, I have been thankful for the tremendous grace and compassion we have shown to one another.”

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