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Tapes to be made public on Wednesday
9:40 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Conn. prosecutor drops bid to withhold Newtown 911 recordings

In this December 14th, 2012 file photo, officials stand outside of Sandy Hook Elementary School, where gunman Adam Lanza open fire inside the school killing 20 first-graders and six educators at the school, and killed himself as police arrived. The Associated Press says it sought the 911 recordings from that day in part to examine the police response to the shooting.
Credit AP Photo/Julio Cortez

Danbury state's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III led the investigation into the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting. He says he will not appeal a judge's order to release 911 recordings from the December 14th shooting.

Sedensky had argued that releasing the tapes in this case could harm survivors who deserve special protection and that it would make people reluctant to call 911 for fear of having their cries for help later broadcast by news outlets.

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Moreland Commission on Public Corruption
8:31 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Cuomo: not surprised at reaction to Moreland Commission corruption report

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and Oneida County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick at a July News Conference. (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

    

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti corruption commission issued a scathing report  on Monday evening that criticizes what the commission says is Albany’s culture of corruption and recommends numerous reforms.

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Surplus for now, but deficit on the way
6:12 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Conn. comptroller says state needs to save more

A comparison of Connecticut's revenue surpluses and deposits in the rainy day fund, 1991-2012.
Credit Conn. Comptroller Kevin Lembo

Connecticut comptroller Kevin Lembo is projecting the state’s surplus has increased for the current fiscal year, and he’s calling on the legislature to make a change in state law to allow more of that money to be saved for harder times.

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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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