New England News http://wamc.org en Shumlin to roll health report into budget http://wamc.org/post/shumlin-roll-health-report-budget <div><p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">A law passed in 2011 set Tuesday, Jan. 15, as the day the administration was to give lawmakers answers to the often asked question of how the Green Mountain Care single-payer health plan will be paid for.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Administration officials say they now want a bit more time — until Jan. 24, when Shumlin is scheduled to deliver his annual budget address to lawmakers — to outline the plan's possible financing.</span></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:52:07 +0000 Associated Press & Associated Press 55751 at http://wamc.org Anti-gun activists protest Wal-Mart gun sales http://wamc.org/post/anti-gun-activists-protest-wal-mart-gun-sales <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Activists say they will protest at a Wal-Mart in Danbury demanding the nation's largest retailer to halt gun sales in its stores.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Protesters, including survivors of gun violence, say they will gather Tuesday at the Danbury Wal-Mart near Newtown where 20 children and six educators were fatally shot at an elementary school last month.</span></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:51:00 +0000 Associated Press 55750 at http://wamc.org Anti-gun activists protest Wal-Mart gun sales Newtown superintendent on Washington, DC panel http://wamc.org/post/newtown-superintendent-washington-dc-panel <p></p><div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson is traveling to Washington, D.C., to discuss gun violence prevention.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Robinson is scheduled to be part of a panel discussion on Wednesday. It's being organized by House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, which Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro co-chairs.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Associated Press 55661 at http://wamc.org Conn. Supreme Court nominee up for hearing, vote http://wamc.org/post/conn-supreme-court-nominee-hearing-vote <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state legislature's Judiciary Committee will be questioning former Stamford state Sen. Andrew McDonald about his nomination to the state Supreme Court.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The committee will hold a public hearing Monday on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's nominations of McDonald and other judicial nominees. The panel is expected to vote afterward and send the nominations to the full legislature.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:36:03 +0000 Associated Press 55663 at http://wamc.org Conn. Supreme Court nominee up for hearing, vote Man faces sentencing for credit card scam http://wamc.org/post/man-faces-sentencing-credit-card-scam <div><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Philadelphia man faces sentencing in Connecticut for stealing credit cards from women's pocketbooks he reached while crawling on movie theater floors.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Anthony Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Hartford. A jury in October found him guilty of charges of using stolen credit cards and identity theft.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:57:52 +0000 Associated Press 55659 at http://wamc.org Man faces sentencing for credit card scam New law eases IQ eligibility for state services http://wamc.org/post/new-law-eases-iq-eligibility-state-services <p></p><p>BOSTON (AP) — Advocates for people with developmental disabilities are hailing a decision by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to sign a bill easing IQ eligibility restrictions for services.</p><p>The new law will prevent the state Department of Developmental Services from automatically denying eligibility to people scoring above 70 on IQ tests.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:45:00 +0000 Associated Press 55534 at http://wamc.org New law eases IQ eligibility for state services Irene recovery to be focus of Vt. conference http://wamc.org/post/irene-recovery-be-focus-vt-conference <p></p><p>NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — People involved in Vermont's continuing effort to recover from Tropical Storm Irene are set to gather at Norwich University in Northfield to assess how far they've come and the future of those efforts.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:05:13 +0000 Associated Press 55531 at http://wamc.org Irene recovery to be focus of Vt. conference 2nd Mass. lawmaker to push for fishermen aid http://wamc.org/post/2nd-mass-lawmaker-push-fishermen-aid <p>B<span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">OSTON (AP) — A second Massachusetts congressman is pushing the House to amend a disaster relief bill to massively increase emergency funds for fishermen.</span></p><div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Rep. Bill Keating says he'll propose lawmakers redirect $111 million in a Superstorm Sandy relief bill from a weather satellite program to fishermen from the Northeast, Gulf Coast and Alaska.</span></p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:58:45 +0000 Associated Press 55529 at http://wamc.org 2nd Mass. lawmaker to push for fishermen aid CT Senate Candidates To Square Off in 2nd Debate http://wamc.org/post/ct-senate-candidates-square-2nd-debate <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">&nbsp;Republican Linda McMahon and Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy are facing off in their second debate in Connecticut's close race for an open U.S. Senate seat.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:18:35 +0000 The Associated Press 49619 at http://wamc.org CT Senate Candidates To Square Off in 2nd Debate MA Senate Candidates Debate Economic Policies http://wamc.org/post/ma-senate-candidates-debate-economic-policies <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren are hoping to use the momentum of their third debate to reach out to undecided voters as they head into the final weeks of Massachusetts' hard-fought Senate race.</span></p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:14:34 +0000 The Associated Press 49617 at http://wamc.org MA Senate Candidates Debate Economic Policies