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Democratic Candidates In Connecticut Continue to Hold the Lead

A Quinnipiac University Poll finds Democratic candidates in Connecticut's Gubernatorial and Senate races have a lead over their Republican opponents.

Democrat Dan Malloy continues to hold a slight lead over Republican businessman Tom Foley in the race for Connecticut governor a week before Election Day.

Two Candidates For New York State Attorney General Square Off In Heated Debate

With one week to go before the election, Democrat Eric Schneiderman and Republican Dan Donovan took part in a contentious debate over hot-button issues in the state.

At WAMC's studios in Albany, Schneiderman and Donovan spoke on everything from legislative issues to political corruption in Albany

NYC Cash Toll Payers May Face Big Hikes







The plan, which the MTA Board is expected to approve, would increase fees for drivers paying cash by up to 18%.


NYC Reaches Settlement with Critical Mass Bikers

A lawsuit brought by  bike riders arrested by the NYPD has been settled for nearly a million dollars.

The more than 80 cyclists involved in the suit were taken into custody during Critical Mass rides between 2004 and 2006.  The police have said the large group of riders disrupted traffic. But Barbara Ross, one of the plaintiffs in the case, says cops unfairly targeted riders. 

Audit Finds New Jersey Turnpike Authority Gave Excessive Perks to Employees

Auditors say the New Jersey Turnpike Authority paid its employees $30 million in unjustified bonuses and squandered millions on health insurance while tolls increased.

The Comptroller's Office audit released Tuesday says taxpayers also picked up the tab for free E-ZPass transponders, scholarships for workers' kids, an employee bowling league and more.

95-Year-Old New Yorker Gets Medal For World War II Rescue

The U.S. government has recognized the architect of a World War II mission to rescue more than 500 U.S. bomber crew members shot down over Nazi-occupied Serbia.

It was the largest air rescue of Americans behind enemy lines in any war. George Vujnovich is credited with leading the so-called Halyard Mission in what was then Yugoslavia.

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