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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

Mourners leave the wake of Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung in Woodbury, Conn. - Dec 19, 2012 (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Cutting Connecticut Budget Spare Mental Health Services

Lawmakwers in Hartford have okayed a quarter of a billion dollars in budget cuts to pare down the deficit. But in the wake of the Newtown massacre, they have steered clear of any cuts to nonprofits which provide care for the mentally challenged.

12/20/2012

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Steve Scott / WCBS 880)

Report: Future ‘Dire’ For Governments In New York

A non-partisan task force has found New York’s state and local governments remain on an unsustainable fiscal path despite some improvements and a public perception in polls that the outlook is far brighter.

12/18/2012

School Desks - File / Photo: Ian Waldie/Getty Images

Greenwich Schools Superintendent Looks To Make Major Cuts

It doesn’t matter the perceived wealth of a town. Budgets are tight everywhere.

12/14/2012

Westchester County Flag

Democrats Walk Out; Westchester Budget Bill Approved Without Them

A scene of chaos erupted in Westchester County this week, as lawmakers passed a budget bill after all but two Democrats walked out of the meeting.

12/08/2012

Owner Fred Wilpon (L) and his son, Jeff Wilpon, of the Mets (credit: Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Jeff Wilpon: Mets Owners Expand Budget, Give Alderson ‘Some Flexibility’

Though it hasn’t been a home-run offseason, Mets fans have certainly had some cause to celebrate. And for now some more good new$.

12/05/2012

Connecticut State Capitol (credit: League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Inc.)

Conn. House Minority Leader: State Facing Own ‘Fiscal Cliff’

While residents are paying more through a range of everyday taxes, they next will see big cuts and state programs and services, according to Republican House Minority Leader Larry Cafero.

12/05/2012

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file / credit: Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Gov. Malloy Implements Immediate Spending Cuts Totaling $170 Million

State budget director Ben Barnes calls the cuts difficult but necessary to balance the budget.

11/28/2012

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file / credit: Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Investment Management Company Ranks Connecticut Last For Credit Worthiness

When a Hartford-based investment management company surveyed the states for credit worthiness, Connecticut came in dead last.

11/15/2012

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