Ann Lopez

Office of the Governor - Kevin P. Coughlin

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order appointing the state's Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, as a special prosecutor for one year to investigate cases where unarmed civilians are killed by police officers, or where there is a question as to whether or not the civilian was armed and dangerous.

Connecticut consumers will see a change in their next monthly electric bill statement. Starting in July, consumers who use third-party suppliers for their electricity will receive bills that include the rates of their supplier and the standard rate offered by the state’s two largest utilities, Eversource and United Illuminating.

Elin Swanson Katz, the state’s Consumer Counsel, said the redesign will help consumers compare rates and get the best deal possible.

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A new study says the immigrant population on Long Island makes up about a fifth of its economic output.

The study was released this month by the Fiscal Policy Institute in New York, a nonpartisan economic policy think tank.

David Dyssegaard Kallick, a Senior Fellow with the institute, said the study details how immigrants contribute to Long Island's economy.

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The Connecticut legislative session has ended, but the fallout from the last minute budget agreement is just beginning.

Lawmakers passed a two-year, $40 billion state budget. The budget raised a range of taxes by about $2 billion over two years in order to help offset a projected deficit of more than $2 billion over that time.

WSHU's Tom Kuser spoke with AP Capitol Reporter Susan Haigh to help sort through the state budget agreement and other pieces of legislation lawmakers dealt with before the deadline.

Is Steve Katz a Rock Star? That's the question he explores in his news memoir, "Blood, Sweat, and My Rock and Roll Years."

Steve Katz was founding member of The Blues Project in the mid-60's, and, then Blood, Sweat, and Tears, the band famous for fusing Rock, Pop, Blues and later Jazz rhythms into their music. They turned out a string of top-40 hits and sold millions of albums worldwide.

Katz was in the middle of the psychedelic cultural explosion of the 60s and early 70s. His memoir tells of the wild ride he shared with up and coming rock n roll royalty of that day.