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Thu February 6, 2014
Malloy Delivers State of the State; Utility Workers Helping Out
Governor Dannel Malloy delivered his State of the State Address on Thursday. The governor talked about plans to improve education, help for veterans, and tax relief. He again called for the state to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.
Utility Workers Help to Restore Power
More than 80 Connecticut Light and Power workers are in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania to help restore power following the storm this week. The storm that traveled through the northeast on Wednesday did not cause major outages in Connecticut.
New Study Shows Hospital Stays Are Safer
A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine says that hospital stays may be getting safer. Researchers found the rate of heart attack patients encountering one or more hospital-related problem fell from 26 percent to about 19 percent.
Federal Judge in Connecticut Rejects U.S. Army Bid
The bid by the U.S. Army is a request for dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a Vietnam veteran. William Dolphin, 65, of West Haven claims he is being wrongly denied health benefits. The judge ruled in Dolphin’s favor on Tuesday. Dolphin was wounded in combat in 1968 and received the Purple Heart, but was given a bad conduct discharge in 1974.
Sen. Chris Murphy Urges Tobacco-Free College Campuses
In a letter on Wednesday, Senator Chris Murphy suggested colleges and universities across the state to join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Tobacco-Free College Initiative, which promotes tobacco-free policies at higher learning institutions across the country.