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Conn. GOP propose tax cuts
6:37 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Conn. House Republicans propose spending budget surplus on tax cuts

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven just before announcing a proposal for $10 million in state grants for school security
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut House Republicans are proposing half of the state’s projected $500 million budget surplus this year be spent on tax cuts. House Democrats and Gov. Dannel Malloy are reluctant to endorse the proposal. 

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$1.5m snow moving train is digging ditches
5:55 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

LIRR's 'Darth Vader' yet to make snow debut

Dubbed "Darth Vader" this $1.5 million train has so far only been used to dig ditches.
Credit Courtesy of MTA

Even with all the snow on Long Island this week, the Long Island Rail Road still hasn't called out its secret snow-clearing weapon.  In fact, said snow weapon hasn't seen active snow duty yet.    

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Healthcare
5:08 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Norwalk Hospital officially merged with Danbury Hospital under one network

The Norwalk and Danbury hospitals have officially merged. Officials made the announcement Wednesday night at the Norwalk Hospital’s annual meeting. 

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Fees for services that are available for free
5:58 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

NY launches investigation into student debt relief industry with subpoenas

Credit AP Photo/Victoria Arocho

New York’s  newly formed Student Protection Unit has launched an investigation into the student debt relief industry. Led by the state Department of Financial Services, it’s designed to be a consumer watchdog for New York students. The unit issued subpoenas to 13 companies Wednesday in its first official action. 

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United Healthcare dropping doctors from network
5:42 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Conn. US Senators are concerned health insurers are dropping doctors from Medicare Advantage

US Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy
Credit Ebong Udoma/ file photo

Connecticut’s two US senators are concerned a major insurance company is jeopardizing the welfare of patients by dropping doctors from its Medicare Advantage program.  The senators held a hearing in Hartford on Wednesday to look into further regulation of health insurance companies that participate in the program.  

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