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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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Social Services
12:41 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Conn. puts anti-poverty agency NEON on notice

NEON Acting CEO Chiquita Stephenson reviews a financial report in her office at the agency's Norwalk, Conn. headquarters.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

A Fairfield County, Connecticut anti-poverty agency is in trouble. NEON, which stands for Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, provides social services to people in need in the Norwalk and Stamford area. The state has put the agency on notice while internal turmoil threatens its programs.  

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