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The high school graduation rate in Connecticut hit a record high last year. Governor Dannel Malloy announced the new graduation numbers at a press conference in Hartford High School on Monday.

“We are here to announce that Connecticut has reached a record high graduation rate of 87.2 percent, surpassing the national average. Even more importantly, we are continually working towards closing the achievement gap.”

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Some lawmakers are returning to the state Capitol to determine whether Connecticut should do more to regulate electronic cigarettes and vapor products.

Two bond rating agencies are downgrading Connecticut's credit worthiness, citing uncertainty about whether the state has the financial flexibility to handle any future budget challenges.

Both Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings announced Thursday their credit ratings for Connecticut's General Obligation bonds dropped from AA to AA- with a stable outlook. A lower credit rating means higher borrowing costs.

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Thirty additional Connecticut state employees who work in executive branch agencies have received layoff notices since May 3.

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Expanded brunch hours may be coming to New York State.

On Wednesday Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will propose legislation to allow restaurants to serve alcohol before noon on Sundays.

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