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Moreland Commission on Public Corruption
11:26 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Campaign finance reform supporters rally outside NY hearing on corruption

Supporters of campaign finance reform rallied outside a hearing on Tuesday held by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's commission on public corruption. They demanded change to what they say is a pay to play culture.

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Paying the bills when taking time off
10:54 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Conn. considering insurance for family & medical leave

Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo, at a press conference on Tuesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

A Connecticut task force is considering creating a plan for family medical leave insurance in the state. When workers take off time using the Family and Medical Leave Act, they aren't paid. An insurance plan would cover those times. The task force will file a report on the idea by October, 2014.

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Centenarian swimmer
9:00 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Marking 100th birthday with a swim for charity

Margaret Wachs was joined in the water by her daughter Elaine Matto, granddaughter Amy Weintraub, and great granddaughter Natalie Johaneson.
Alison Freeland

On an ordinary recent Friday at the Woodruff Family YMCA in Milford, Connecticut, Margaret Wachs got in the pool to swim 10 laps.  What was extraordinary was that it was her 100th birthday. 

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Gun Control Debate
6:39 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Conn. U.S. Senators continuing push for gun legislation

Jackie Pettway (middle) with Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, as well as Congressman Jimes Himes and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch (left to right). Pettway's 26-year-old son was killed while trying to shield a group of school children during a shooting in the North End of Bridgeport earlier this month.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut's U.S. Senators say they are pushing to have Congress consider another gun violence prevention bill before the end of this legislative session.  Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal held a roundtable in Bridgeport on Monday with about a dozen family members of gun violence victims, community activists and law enforcement.

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More NY casinos?
6:40 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Cuomo says vote "yes" in NY gambling referendum

Credit AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he plans to offer support to a November ballot referendum to allow new gambling casinos in New York.

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