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Tax Cutting Commission
11:28 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Cuomo looks to former rivals to head tax commission

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is appointing a new tax cutting commission that includes former political rivals. The governor charged it with finding ways of slicing state revenues by $2-3 billion dollars next year.

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Social Services
6:47 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Four more board members leave embattled NEON

Four more board members of Norwalk's embattled anti-poverty agency NEON have resigned this week.  Exiting members point to deficits in management and financial reporting. 

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Overwelming support for background checks
5:24 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Poll finds strong support for background checks for gun buyers

In this Jan. 16, 2013 file photo, an assortment of firearms are seen for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, Ill.
Credit AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File

A Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday finds American voters overwhelmingly support universal background checks for all gun buyers by 89 to 9 percent. The result is the same as several other national polls conducted by Quinnipiac in the months after the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting last December. 

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Developer pulls agreement
9:28 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Bridgewater move off the table, for now

On Tuesday night, the developer of Bridgewater Associates' proposed headquarters in Stamford withdrew a controversial license agreement needed to secure a deal for the hedge fund to complete its state-supported move from Westport to Stamford. 

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Metro North New Haven line disruption
10:58 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

MTA Board approves refund for Metro North New Haven line commuters

MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast speaks at a press conference Tuesday at Grand Central Terminal
Credit Craig LeMoult

The board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted on Tuesday to offer commuters on Metro North’s New Haven line a refund to compensate for service difficulties since a power outage on the line last week.

MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast told board members that he considers the current power failure a one-off event, in terms of its magnitude and duration.

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