Charles Lane

Senior reporter for Long Island

Charles is a radio reporter, story teller, Excel ninja, database grasshopper and loves to FOIL records. He's worked for NPR, Deutche Welle, Radio Netherlands, Soundprint, Penthouse, the Religion News Service and the Catholic World Report. He's won three SPJ Public Service Awards, a National Murrow and was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. He once did 8Gs in a stunt plane, caught a 10-foot wave (briefly) and dove 40 meters on a single breath. Charles is extraordinarily friendly so don't hesitate to contact.

Frank Eltman / AP

A damning report from a grand jury in New York accuses the state's foster care system of endangering children. The jury found that the state's poor regulations and bureaucracy allowed an alleged predator access to disabled boys for nearly 20 years.

Jessica Hill / AP

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy presented a two-year $40.6 billion budget proposal to lawmakers at the state Capitol in Hartford on Wednesday. The plan calls for $1.5 billion in state employee givebacks and shifts about $400 million in teacher pension costs to cities and towns. It also includes about $200 million in new taxes.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

On Friday President Donald Trump signed an executive order to delay the so-called “fiduciary rule,” which is aimed at protecting unsophisticated investors.

Tony Dejak / AP

Connecticut's perennial debate over road tolls starts again this month, but this year there is more momentum after a state panel recommended automated tolling.

Mary Altaffer / AP

Republicans in Congress are taking their first steps to dismantle Dodd-Frank, the recession-era financial reform law, as the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote Wednesday to allow public companies to secretly pay foreign governments for mineral rights.

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