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August 2017

Thursday August 31, 2017  (Thanks to WPKN volunteers, Nadine Dumser, Thomas Becker, John Ianuzzi, Lee Yuen Lew, and Mike Merli)

In the news tonight: Connecticut elected officials call on lawmakers to end state budget stalemate; Connecticut senators will support aid for relief after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas; New York State senators hold hearing on tick-borne illness; and, Governor Cuomo seeks to expand addiction treatment and recovery services in New York
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CT News Junkie reports:
Two dozen local elected officials came to the state Capitol Wednesday to beg state lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to solve the budget stalemate quickly.

Executive director of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, DeLong said: “We’re here as a group of people saying we have to be able to survive this thing and make the state economy grow.” CCM wants the ability to eliminate some of the 1,300 unfunded state mandates and they want the ability to diversify the…