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March 2015

Tuesday, March 31 (thanks to WPKN volunteers Mike Merli, Scott Schere and Melinda Tuhus):

In tonight’s news, an end-of-life bill is up for debate in Connecticut; Governor Malloy takes action to oppose a new law in Indiana; Governor Cuomo reaches a tentative budget agreement; and water treatment issues are in focus for Suffolk County.

On Monday, the Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference delivered 21,000 signatures to the state Judiciary Committee.

The signatures were in opposition to aid-in-dying legislation currently before the committee for an initial vote. The legislation would allow patients with less than six months to live to seek a doctor’s assistance ending their life.

Michael Culhane, executive director of the conference, said though end of life issues are difficult, he believes “pallative care is the way to go.”

In contrast, Tim Appleton, Connecticut manager of Compassion & Choices, believes the state public supports the bill.

A similar bill was defe…