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$450 in tax cuts over two years
5:20 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Malloy proposes more tax cuts

Conn. Governor Dannel Malloy
Credit Ebong Udoma/file photo

Governor Dannel Malloy proposed some more tax relief for Connecticut residents on Friday. A tax break for retired teachers and the removal of the state sales tax on non-prescription drugs are among the proposals.

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Metro-North
6:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Conn. commuters rail against Metro-North delays

Eric Garcia sits on a Metro-North train on his way home from New York City to New Canaan. He says his 55-minute commute has increased by 15 minutes and there are often no seats.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Metro-North is undergoing a lot of changes these days, from a new president to infrastructure and safety improvements sparked by last year’s derailments.  But the rail company’s overhaul has caused delays and service disruptions that is stoking commuters' frustration. 

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Malloy wants a gas and sales tax refund
5:19 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Malloy proposes spending surplus on a modest tax refund

Gov. Dannel Malloy
Credit Conn. Governor's Office

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is proposing using some of the state’s projected budget surplus this year for a sales and gas tax refund. The governor’s refund proposal comes in an election year.

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Supporters push talks on physician assisted death
10:16 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Conn. lawmakers urged to consider 'aid in dying' legislation

Credit flickr/alex@faraway

Supporters of 'aid in dying' legislation are urging state lawmakers to take up the issue during the General Assembly's session that begins next week. During last year's session, a proposed bill did not make it out of the Connecticut Legislature's Public Health Committee.

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Annual homeless count
9:30 am
Thu January 30, 2014

On night of annual homeless count, a shelter is crowded

Roger Hines works at the Pacific House, an emergency shelter location for The Shelter for the Homeless in Stamford
Credit Craig LeMoult

Wednesday night, at about 70 shelters around Connecticut, workers counted up how many homeless people checked in for the night. Each year, shelters and homeless advocates participate in this national count to understand the extent of the homeless problem. Last year's count found more than 45 hundred homeless people in the state. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult visited a shelter in Stamford and spoke with some of the people there.

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