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Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, Conn.
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Reports from WSHU's Tom Kuser, Ebong Udoma, Dan Katz, Bill Buchner, Ann Lopez, Davis Dunavin and Cassandra Basler.

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Connecticut Considers Expanding Freight Rail System

Jun 8, 2018
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This week, the Connecticut Port Authority announced that the state is moving forward with a $500,000 study at the Port of New Haven.

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Six towns in Fairfield County are under permanent water restrictions this year. That includes for the first time Newtown and Westport.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has vetoed a bill that would have allowed small businesses to take advantage of a state tax break that’s now only available to large manufacturers. The tax break is for hiring apprentices. Malloy says he is worried it would allow small businesses to sell the credits to wealthy individuals looking for tax loopholes.

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Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo says he’s updated his online state revenue calculator to make it easier for Connecticut residents to understand how increases or decreases in proposed taxes would affect the state’s ability to fund services.

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Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Congressman Jerry Nadler of New York City are challenging President Trump for allegedly violating the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., is scheduled to hear arguments in the case on Thursday.