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Your daily news podcast with all the important updates in Connecticut and New York and a special focus on how our region is emerging from the pandemic. Hosted by WSHU’s Sabrina Garone and publishing evenings Monday through Friday. Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare.

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    Joseph D'Alessandro
    SUNY research campuses could see a 30% tuition hike. Connecticut municipalities disagree on changes to an education cost sharing plan. Suffolk County rakes in $25 million in school bus camera fines. And new members of Connecticut’s Department of Corrections oversight panel spark controversy.
  • Landfills produce a lot of methane, a heat-trapping gas that contributes to global warming. With scientists calling for cuts in methane emissions, there are challenges to curbing these emissions from landfills, starting with even quantifying them. Pictured here is Waste Management landfill in Livermore, Calif.
    Michael Macor
    San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images
    A preliminary budget for Brookhaven shows the town’s landfill is on track to stop accepting construction debris in 2024. Feds award Connecticut millions to combat homelessness in the state. Advocates fight for more money for underserved Connecticut schools. And we’re chatting with a Long Island Congressman Anthony D’Esposito about an unusual first month in office.
  • Wildlife biologists will launch a three-year survey of mammals considered to be rare on Long Island. Connecticut's largest prison quietly locked down due to COVID outbreak. New York’s top political campaign donors outspent all small donors in 2022. And a look at Connecticut’s census data over the last ten years.
  • Democrats in New York remain reluctant to further revise the state’s controversial bail reform laws. Connecticut’s U.S. senators push for stronger gun laws. Bridgeport's affordable housing plan is rejected by city council members. And a look at the constitutional standoff in New York over the governor’s pick for chief judge.
  • SUNY's new chancellor is defending Governor Hochul's plan for a tuition hike. Connecticut could raise the age to purchase a gun to 21. Almost every New England state saw record high temperatures last year. And a proposed ban on gas stoves in New York has the country talking!
  • Long Island Rail Road service into Grand Central Madison started Wednesday. A new task force will tackle human trafficking in Connecticut. Babylon schools fire two teachers over allegations of sexual misconduct. And new Yale research finds racial bias in how schools handle students who act out.
  • Governor Ned Lamont has proposed legislation that would allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control. Long Island’s Republican-led municipalities oppose Governor Kathy Hochul’s new housing proposal. A movement in Bridgeport seeks more voter engagement in this year’s mayoral election. And the New York State legislature is poised to pass an Equal Rights Amendment.
  • A lawsuit claims toxins from the Brookhaven Landfill are to blame for the death of a middle schooler. Governor Lamont wants to ban open carry in Connecticut. Lawmakers call an investigation into a firearm ad geared towards kids. And how Connecticut’s air quality is affecting the health of residents.
  • Long Island’s Peconic Bay scallop die-off could be a cautionary tale for scallops in New England waters. Sikorsky delivers its 5,000th Black Hawk helicopter to the U.S. Army. A new fair rent agreement passes in Hamden. And how much are U.S. troops getting involved with Ukraine right now?
  • According to a new online tool, more than half of New Yorkers earn below a living wage. Data shows there were thousands of instances where Connecticut students needed to be restrained in school. An audit finds New York can be doing more to protect pollinators. And a new art exhibit demonstrates the history of redlining in Connecticut cities.
  • New York’s Senate Judiciary Committee has rejected Hector LaSalle as the state’s chief judge. Governor Ned Lamont hopes to save Connecticut business owners some money with his upcoming budget. There are renewed calls for Ethan’s Law to pass at the federal level. And police in New York have been given expanded social media surveillance powers under Governor Kathy Hochul.
  • Connecticut GOP lawmakers are proposing reducing the cost of electricity by removing state taxes and surcharges from customer invoices. Connecticut advocates want more federal relief as oil prices rise. Many Long Islanders are questioning the governor’s plan to increase affordable housing. And Athena Healthcare is facing criticism of their handling of nursing homes.