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More work on getting docs & hospitals paid
5:16 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Health group praises NY Health exchange, some concerns

A health policy group has given New York's Department of Health a mostly glowing review of its rollout of the new health insurance exchange program.  But the group is worried the department hasn’t completely figured out the systems for paying doctors and hospitals.

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funds for public finance program and enforcement
1:36 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

NY reform groups like Cuomo's public campaign finance proposals

Government reform groups in New York say they’re pleased Governor Andrew Cuomo will put money in his new state budget to fund public financing of campaigns, as well as money for better enforcement of existing campaign laws.  

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Complaints over sniper techniques
3:26 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Hunters consider legal action over deer kill

Credit AP/Mike Derer

Farmers and some towns on the East End of Long Island have hired federal sharpshooters from the U.S. Department of Agriculture this winter to kill thousands of deer as a population control measure. Hunters have voiced discontent with the program and are weighing legal action.

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Senator says bill opens door for key talks
3:02 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Murphy: Omnibus bill could pave the way for federal gun control

File photo-Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., right, accompanied by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington in April of 2013, following a private meeting with families of the victims of the Newtown School Shooting.
Credit AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says the $1.1 trillion spending bill that made its way through Congress could pave the way for the passage of federal gun control legislation. A bill providing for universal background checks on gun purchases, that was introduced following the Newtown School Shooting, failed to pass the Senate last year.

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Hartford forum focuses on education barriers
2:42 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Advocates for foster children: Equal access to education a civil rights issue

Advocates for children in foster care in Connecticut say equal access to education is a civil rights issue that the state needs to better address. Educational barriers facing those children was the subject of a forum on Thursday at the state Capitol complex in Hartford.

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