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January 2016

Friday, January 29  (Thanks to WPKN volunteers Jim Young, Neil Tolhurst and Mike Merli.)

In tonight’s news: Governor Malloy proposes bail reform; Bridgeport participates in Connecticut’s Homeless Point In Time Count; the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation seeks public input on their nitrogen action plan; and Congressman Lee Zeldin will open a new office in Riverhead.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy will target bail bond reform as part of his Second Chance Society 2.0. 

Yesterday, at the Citadel of Love, a church in the north end of Hartford, Malloy stated that there are too many Connecticut residents sitting in jail because they can’t post a $20,000 bond, which requires them to pay between $250 and $2,000.

Malloy said, “These are individuals who are often drug addicted, mentally ill, or just plain poor, who have been charged with minor, often misdemeanor charges.”  Malloy would like for these individuals to be let go on a promise to appear…