New York State has increased Suffolk County's child care subsidy by a million dollars. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's Moreland Act Commission to investigate the legislature is not the first time a Governor created a panel to probe state lawmakers. Cuomo's father did it a quarter century ago, with mixed results.   

A national gun industry association is withdrawing its support for federal legislation to create the Coltsville National Historical Park in Hartford. It cited the recent passage of Connecticut's gun control legislation in a letter to the state's congressional delegation and governor.

Environmentalists are rallying against a proposed natural gas transfer terminal that developers want to build off the South Shore of Long Island.

Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York have joined with senators from six other states in asking the Department of Defense to reconsider a contract that purchases Russian helicopters for the Afghan Army.