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health study should be open and transparent
5:52 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

NY Assemblywoman asks for fracking health review re-take

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo
Credit http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Donna-A-Lupardo/bio/

  A Binghamton, New York Assemblywoman who is on Governor Andrew Cuomo administration's hydro fracking advisory panel is asking for a do-over of an ongoing health review. She says the secretive process has compromised public confidence. 

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Mandatory retirement called outdated
9:46 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Referendum aims for more (and older) judges

Chief Administrative Judge Gail Prudenti has long sought more judges. She says extending a judge's retirement age is a half step in that direction.
Credit AP

On New York's ballot next month will be six referendums to change the state constitution.  The most talked about proposition asks voters if they want Las Vegas-style gambling.  Several propositions delve into the minutia of government operations: giving war veterans additional access to government employment, helping local governments borrow money for sewer construction, and also allowing the state to make some land trades.  The last referendum asks voters when judges should be forced to retire.

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Suppressed subpoenas?
6:42 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Reports on Moreland Commission "troubling"

There have been several news reports in recent days that portray New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission as losing its independence.  Government reform groups say they are worried the Moreland Commission is losing its way. 

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Community Banking
10:49 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Report: Community banks 'overburdened' by regulations

Percentage of Deposits in Community Bank Branches- June 30th, 2012
Credit Conference of State Bank Supervisors

Community banks were the subject of a report released on Monday by the Connecticut Department of Banking, along with the Federal Reserve System and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors.

You can access the report by clicking here.

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Stamford Mayoral Race
9:55 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Malloy reiterates support for Martin

Candidate David Martin gestured to Governor Dannel Malloy, as William Tong looks on.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Democrats in Stamford put on a united front Monday as Governor Dannel Malloy ceremoniously endorsed candidate David Martin for mayor.

Malloy, a former 12-year mayor of Stamford, had endorsed his personal friend William Tong in the Democratic primary.

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