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11:29 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Government Watchdog Groups say NY's New Ethics Law Has Loopholes

(AP Photo/Mike Groll)

The New York legislature completed an almost on time budget, around 3 AM on the first day of the state’s fiscal year. One of the final pieces to come together was an ethics reform package, which will provide greater disclosure of lawmaker’s outside income. But critics say it does not go far enough. 

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Government
7:33 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Did Governor Cuomo Overreach On The Budget?

AP Photo/Mike Groll

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo began the budget season with an ambitious agenda, which included a wide array of items that he tied to his budget plan.   Those items included raising the minimum wage, reforming the state’s grand jury process and passage of the Dream Act, which would offer college financial aid to children of undocumented immigrants.  In the end, Cuomo was forced to let go of  nearly every measure.  

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Crime
4:38 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Dueling Protests At New Haven City Hall After Officer Exonerated

New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman addresses reporters and protesters at a press conference Friday at New Haven City Hall.
Credit Davis Dunavin / WSHU

In New Haven, Connecticut, protests have started again in response to the city's handling of a video showing a police officer using force against a 15-year-old girl at the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade. But this time, two sides are protesting- those who support the officer, and those calling for more scrutiny of his actions.

At a city hall press conference Friday, Chief Dean Esserman said Officer Joshua Smereczynsky would be returned to active duty after an internal investigation exonerated him.

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Culture
12:40 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Book Review: The Illusion of Separateness

A new short story collection called The Illusion of Separateness taps into an old belief that humankind is one. Book critic Joan Baum has this review.

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Culture
4:00 am
Thu March 26, 2015

The Logbooks: Connecticut's Slave Ships and Human Memory

In The Logbooks:  Connecticut's Slave Ships and Human Memory, journalist Anne Farrow explores a part of U.S. history that she says we, as a nation, have collectively forgotten.  Farrow writes, it's the history of "a labor system that held millions in bondage."  At the same time, slavery was an economic machine that generated great wealth for some families and made Connecticut prosperous. 

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