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Panel led by Common Core supporter
6:39 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Cuomo's Common Core panel evenly divided

IBM International Foundation president Stanley Litow will chair New York panel evaluating Common Core implementation. File photo, 2005
Credit AP/John Smock

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced appointments Friday to the panel he established to re-evaluate the state's implementation of Common Core.  The panel is about evenly split between supporters and critics of the new, more rigorous teaching standards.  

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Trying to reduce urban gun violence
6:27 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Murphy, Blumenthal discuss New Haven violence with police, community

U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal spoke with New Haven community members and police on Friday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Community activists and law enforcement officials in New Haven met with U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy today to discuss efforts to reduce gun violence in the city. The city saw 20 homicides and 67 shootings in 2013.

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Republicans question surplus & motives
6:24 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Malloy opens legislative session with proposals fit for a reelection campaign

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy delivered his State of the State address to the General Assembly on Thursday.
Credit Sara Karl

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy presented a revised $19 billion budget proposal to state lawmakers today on the first day of their new legislative session. The proposal includes a $55 gas and sales tax refund to taxpayers, and tax breaks for retired teachers, as well as the expansion of rental subsidies for seniors, housing for homeless veterans and an expansion of early childhood education. WSHU’s Ebong Udoma was in Harford for the Governor's speech, and spoke live from there with Mark Herz.

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Municipalities running out of snow removal funds
9:41 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Malloy: State has enough salt to treat roads, some municipalities 'having difficulty'

Credit Dan Katz

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the state has not had an issue keeping up with the amount of salt it needs to treat the roads after several snowstorms and another expected this weekend.

Meanwhile, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities says most cities and towns in the state have used more than half of their snow removal budgets, while others have already used their entire budget for snow removal. 

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Some customers happy, others inconvenienced
6:17 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Shoppers have mixed reaction to CVS dropping tobacco sales

The CVS in downtown Stamford is one of more than 7,600 of the company's drugstores that will stop selling tobacco in October.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Shoppers at a CVS pharmacy in downtown Stamford had a mixed reaction Wednesday to the news that the national chain plans to stop selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide.

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