Connecticut

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Connecticut Senate Democratic leaders are still pushing for State Supreme Court Associate Justice Andrew McDonald to be elevated to chief justice of Connecticut, despite the fact that McDonald’s nomination was defeated in the State Senate on Wednesday.

Murphy Bill Will Expand Mealth Health Services For Vets

Mar 28, 2018
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Combat veterans who have received “Other Than Honorable” discharges are now eligible for mental and behavioral health service through the VA.

That’s because Senator Chris Murphy’s Honor Our Commitment Act was passed as part of the recent federal budget agreement.

Murphy says the bill is intended to reduce the epidemic of veteran suicide. According to the VA, the suicide risk for veterans is 22 percent higher than that of civilians.

Left: Courtesy of Metro-North Railroad. Right: Joelle Schrock.

The nation’s second busiest railroad just got a new boss. Last month, Catherine Rinaldi was appointed president of the MTA’s Metro-North Railroad.

Gas Prices On The Rise In Connecticut

Mar 28, 2018
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Gas prices in Connecticut are inching up.

The average price of gas in Connecticut this week is $2.71, while the national average is $2.61.

Fran Mayko, a spokesperson for AAA Northeast says the market is starting to change from the winter blend gasoline to the more expensive summer blend, but there are several other reasons as well.

“There’s also higher crude oil prices, inventories are dropping, and because we’re on the cusp of the summer drive season, demand is starting to rise.”

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s nominee for chief justice of the State Supreme Court has been voted down by the State Senate.

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