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Ayala is under investigation for voting fraud
6:45 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Bridgeport state Representative Christine Ayala stripped of committee assignments

Democratic state Representative Christine Ayala of Bridgeport being sworn in
Credit Conn. House Democrats

 

Connecticut House Speaker Brendan Sharkey stripped a Bridgeport legislator of all her legislative assignments on Wednesday. This comes after the state Elections Enforcement Commission referred a case involving Democratic state Rep. Christine Ayala to state prosecutors for a criminal investigation.

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NY casino gambling amendment
6:35 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

A judge dismisses the challenge to the wording of the NY gambling amendment

 A New York Supreme Court judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging the wording of a November ballot amendment. The amendment calls for the expansion of gambling in New York.

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Officals Explain Common Core
4:33 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

NY education chief eschews public meetings for private

Education Commissioner John King following a private meeting in Shirley, New York. King says he will have future public meeting but not ones with any yelling.
Credit Charles Lane

New York Education Commissioner John King visited a Long Island elementary school Wednesday where he met privately with educators to talk about the state’s new, more rigorous education standards called Common Core.  The meeting came after King canceled several public events following  a raucous PTA meeting in Poughkeepsie last week.  

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NY government corruption commission
6:36 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Moreland commission issues subpoenas

A corruption commission appointed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has voted to issue subpoenas to some members of the state legislature. The subpoenas force lawmakers to disclose money paid to them by private law clients. 

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Casino gambling amendment opposed
6:31 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Protestors smash slot machine outside NY Assembly

Dr Stephen Shafer, with the Coalition Against Gambling, takes his turn w/ the sledgehammer
Credit Karen DeWitt

Anti gambling activists took a sledgehammer to a slot machine in front of the New York State Capitol on Tuesday. The activists were demonstrating  against a ballot amendment to legalize gambling casinos in New York.  

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