Government & Politics

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In the days since actor and progressive activist Cynthia Nixon indicated she might want to run against Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary for Governor, Cuomo has made a number of public appearances and taken several steps to shore up his political base.

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The Senate has approved a bill that eases regulations on banks. This legislation had broad bipartisan support but doesn’t go nearly as far as Republicans in the House want.

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Survivors of childhood sexual abuse delivered an emotional appeal to state senators Wednesday, after they learned that the Senate did not put the Child Victims Act into their budget plan. The measure would offer more opportunities for survivors to gain justice in the court system.

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Connecticut Senate Republican President Len Fasano wants a public hearing to look into reports of denial of healthcare to state prisoners. At a news conference at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Wednesday, Fasano said inadequate staffing and untimely healthcare may have been factors in the deaths of eight inmates.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to impose a tax on manufacturers of prescription opioids to help pay for state programs that help people who are addicted to them. But some say it will be patients who will ultimately have to pay the price.

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