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Training legislation stalled in Senate
6:42 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Blumenthal calls for passage of green jobs bill

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal
Credit WSHU file photo

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says bipartisan federal legislation that could create jobs, save energy and protect the environment has been sitting in congress since April, and he's calling on lawmakers to act on it.

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Conn. renewable energy portfolio
6:32 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Conn. selects wind farm and solar project to expand state's renewable energy

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Connecticut environmental officials announced Friday that the state has chosen a wind energy farm and a solar energy project to help diversify the state’s energy portfolio. The solar installation will be in Connecticut, but the wind farm will not be.

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NY political corruption panel to hear from public
4:11 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Cuomo's Moreland Commission to hear from the public on Tuesday

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Moreland Act Commission on Corruption is scheduled to hold its second hearing in Albany on Tuesday. Government reform groups are scheduled to testify. 

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Affordable Care Act implementation
9:03 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Conn. insurance exchange trying to answer questions as it reaches out to customers

Attendees at a "healthy chat" at the New Haven Free Public Library on Thursday.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

The chief marketing officer for Connecticut's health insurance exchange says over 6,600 leads have been generated as of last week due to recent outreach efforts, including informational sessions across the state.

About 50 people took part in one of those informational sessions, which the exchange calls "healthy chats" on Thursday night in New Haven.

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Legal counsel for the poor
10:35 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Courts make case for more civil legal aid

Testimony at NY appellate court hearing on expanding civil legal aid to the poor
Credit Charles Lane

New York’s top judge is holding hearings this week on the benefit of providing civil legal services to the poor.  A US Supreme Court case guaranteed legal counsel to people accused of crimes, but that same right is not given to people going through civil court.  New York courts are trying to change that.  

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