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9:47 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Conn., NY congressional delegation relieved over last minute deal

Members of Congress from Connecticut and New York say they're relieved after they helped flip the government's lights back on and avoid a default.

Matt Laslo reports the sixteen day government shutdown not only frayed the nerves of furloughed federal workers and contractors in the region, it also frayed the Republican Party.

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Are Conn. regulations excessive?
7:46 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Malloy orders review of state regulations

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy in Stamford on Wednesday.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy issued an executive order Wednesday requiring state agencies to review all regulations that are more than four years old.  The governor says the goal is to identify any that are obsolete, unnecessary or excessively burdensome.

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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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