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New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Cuomo, State Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal

Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders said Wednesday evening that they have reached a state budget agreement, which would include raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour over three years.

03/20/2013

Tweed New Haven Regional Airport Control Tower (file / credit: Tweed New Haven Regional Airport)

Murphy To Try Keeping Six Conn. Airport Control Towers Open Amid Sequester

The very idea of closing the control towers is insane, according to U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.

03/07/2013

East Side Access construction crews conduct dry shotcrete application in westbound assembly chamber Feb. 27, 2013 (credit: MTA Flickr)

Report: LIRR East Side Access Project To Cost Twice As Much As Original Estimate

Service was expected to begin in 2009 with a price tag of $4.3 billion, according to the MTA.

03/06/2013

New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman (credit: USAO)

New Jersey U.S. Attorney Disputes Gov. Christie On Sequester’s Impact

On Monday, Gov. Chris Christie said the scheduled federal spending cuts are having little effect in New Jersey. His successor as U.S. Attorney disagrees.

03/05/2013

Bayview Correctional Facility in Manhattan - March 4, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

State Senator Opposes Closure Of Chelsea Prison

New York State is planning to close a prison in a pricey Manhattan neighborhood and one local politician is against the move.

03/05/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Governor's Office)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Downplays Sequester Cuts

Like a lot of Republicans, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie thinks predictions of doom because of federal spending cuts are overblown.

03/04/2013

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (credits: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images, Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: #Obamaquester

That’s the hashtag being used by some Republicans, including the House Speaker John Boehner, to blame President Barack Obama for the automatic federal cuts that are a week away.

02/22/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

Conn. Gov. Dan Malloy Pushes Economic Recovery In Second Budget

Gov. Dan Malloy unveiled the second, two-year budget of his administration on Wednesday, promising to move Connecticut closer to recovery from the national recession by continuing investments in education and job development.

02/06/2013

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. St. Rep. Looks To Extend Benefits For Newtown First Responders

“Some of these local law enforcement people, they used a good part of their sick days and now they’re somewhat frustrated,” St. Rep. Steve Dargan told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

02/04/2013

Mayoral Candidate Joseph Lhota (file / credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Mayoral Candidate Joseph Lhota In Radio Interview: NYC In ‘Fragile’ State

“All of the great that happened, the foundation that Mayor Giuliani built during his term and that Mike Bloomberg has built on top of that, they’re quite fragile,” he told WCBS 880 morning anchors Michael Wallace and Pat Carroll.

01/30/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg - Jan. 22, 2013 (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Unveils $70B Budget Plan, Says It Doesn’t Include Tax Increase

The proposal, which totals just over $70 billion, is for the fiscal year that starts on July 1. It is also the mayor’s final budget plan before he leaves office.

01/29/2013

Participants with One Million Moms for Gun Control, march across the Brooklyn Bridge - Jan. 21, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: Connecticut Teachers Want Stricter Gun Laws

In the wake of the Newtown massacre, the Connecticut Education Association polled public school teachers about gun laws and the results were definitive.

01/28/2013

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy (Photo credit: ANDREW GOMBERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Malloy Warns Of ‘Tough Cuts’ In Connecticut State Budget

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was in Stamford this week, talking plainly about what the state can expect in the budget in a couple of weeks.

01/26/2013

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (file/credit: Comptroller's Office)

NYS Comptroller: Sandy Not Expected To Impact State Budget Projection

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is due to deliver his budget address at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The legislature has until the end of March to either approve the plan or submit changes.

01/20/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Malloy Urges Conn. Lawmakers To Make Schools Safer During State Of State Address

Conn. Gov Dan Malloy got emotional Wednesday as he spoke about the teachers and a therapist who sacrificed their lives to protect students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

01/09/2013

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