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Government shutdown affects NY and Conn.
6:53 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Conn. and NY lawmakers concerned about shutdown's impact

A sign explaining the closing of the Library of Congress is posted outside the Library of Congress in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013
Credit AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Connecticut and New York lawmakers are worried about the local impact of the federal government shutdown.

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116,000 New Yorkers furloughed
6:45 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Government shutdown impact on NYS

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
Credit AP file photo/Mike Groll

 

 New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is warning that a prolonged government shut down could depress the state’s already struggling economy. 

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Veterans and unemployment benefits still available
6:28 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

For Conn. residents some federal govt. services are still available

Sign on the front door of the Small Business Administration office in Conn.
Credit Ebong Udoma

 Several federal services are still available in Connecticut, despite the government shutdown in Washington. The Veteran's Affairs Department is assuring Connecticut's 52,000 veterans their services will continue. 

Tanning "addiction"
6:18 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

New Conn. law limits tanning bed use

Credit AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

A recent study found that 1 in 7 people in Connecticut who have been diagnosed with skin cancer said they continued to use indoor tanning equipment after their diagnosis.

The study was by Yale University, and was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It was part of the reasoning for a change to Connecticut law that took effect October 1st, restricting who can use indoor tanning equipment.

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More NY casinos?
5:40 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Language on NY gambling ballot question skews opinions

A ballot question will ask New York voters in November if they want to allow casinos in the state
Credit AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

A question on the November ballot will ask New Yorkers if they support an expansion of casino gambling in the state.  A new poll finds the language in that ballot question is written in a way that influences voters to vote yes.

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