The Connecticut House of Representatives has approved a bill that clarifies what school districts around the state must do to meet state requirements in creating school safety plans. Lawmakers required the safety plans last year in response to the Newtown School Shooting.
The New York Army National Guard's Aviation Unit led a wildfire fighting exercise this weekend in Southampton. Members from the Central Pine Barrens Commission, the New York State Forest Rangers, and local fire departments learned how to coordinate firefighting on the ground and in the air.
FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2014 file photo, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivers his 2014 State of the State address before a joint session of the legislature in the House Chambers at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn.
A bill establishing a $19 billion state budget awaits signature from Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy. Over the weekend, the General Assembly approved a deal between Governor Malloy and legislative leaders.