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Comptroller Kevin Lembo says it appears Connecticut will close its books for the fiscal year with a nearly $316 million deficit. Lembo's assessment echoes an estimate previously released by the governor's Office of Policy and Management.

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Dry conditions have led to high forest fire danger levels in Connecticut. State officials are reminding residents to take care over the holiday weekend with the use of sparklers, fireworks, campfires and other flammable materials.

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A signature job creation program created by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has so far generated only 408 new jobs.

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New York's Health Department says it has identified 324 cases of Zika , all associated with travel to areas where mosquitoes are known to transmit it.

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Hartford's annual July 4 festival and fireworks show have been canceled because the city and neighboring East Hartford cannot afford it.

The New York attorney general's office plans to operate a complaint hotline to address voter problems in Tuesday's congressional primaries.

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are in West Virginia to begin assessing the damage to infrastructure, homes and other property from devastating floods that killed 24 people.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on federal regulators to use new powers under the toxic substances reform bill to determine if the industrial chemical PFOA should be restricted or banned.

New York environmental regulators are looking statewide for potential sites of groundwater contamination from a cancer-causing chemical previously used to make Teflon and other products.

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Republican Senate hopeful August Wolf says he's suspending his campaign. In a statement Tuesday, the former Olympian said his campaign fell short of collecting the 8,079 signatures needed to challenge Republican State Representative Dan Carter in Connecticut's August 9 primary.

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Connecticut's current fiscal year is now expected to end June 30 with a larger-than-expected budget deficit.

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A lawyer for Remington Arms has asked a Connecticut judge to dismiss a lawsuit against the gun maker filed by the families of some of the children and adults killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

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Popular daily fantasy sports sites still face uncertainty in New York even after state lawmakers passed legislation designed to regulate them.

The long-forgotten remains of 14 slaves discovered more than a decade ago in upstate New York have been reburied.

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The New York Legislature has adjourned following votes to extend Mayor Bill de Blasio's control of New York City schools for one year.

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A woman whose 6-year-old daughter was killed in the 2012 shooting at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School is expressing her grief over the Orlando nightclub shooting that left 49 victims dead.

A Muslim group in suburban New York says a decision to give landmark status to a house it had planned to use as a mosque is less about historical preservation and more about putting up barriers to their plans.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says financially distressed colleges facing potential closure should be required to tell students the school may shut down.

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The Department of Motor Vehicles says that about 50,000 incorrect car tax bills will be mailed to drivers in Connecticut due to a computer error.

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A Haitian national whom federal authorities tried to deport repeatedly before he fatally stabbed a Connecticut woman last year has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for her murder.

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One person has been injured in an explosion at a manufacturing plant.

Two police officers have been injured in a wild police chase.

New York State's Health Department says the average level of the toxic chemical PFOA in the blood of 2,000 Hoosick Falls residents was about 10 times that of the general population.

A Catskills swimming hole has gotten so popular that the state has enacted emergency regulations to protect the area.

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New York lawmakers are considering legislation that would limit the amount of prescription opioid drugs patients can get after an initial visit to the doctor's office, part of an effort to curb a statewide addiction crisis.

A new rule is in effect to prevent invasive insects from entering Vermont's forests on untreated firewood.

Democratic officials have rejected Bernie Sanders' request to remove two high-profile Hillary Clinton supporters from leadership positions at the party's summer convention.

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About 3,000 people are expected to take part in the Vermont City Marathon in Burlington.

Officials are expected to begin the task of raising the wreckage of a vintage World War II plane that crashed into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, killing the pilot.

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University of Connecticut leaders have put off plans to boost enrollment at the state's flagship university as they prepare a budget for the 2017 fiscal year.

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