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Colorado governor Jared Polis signed into law the Restoration of Honor Act in April, expanding state veterans' benefits to former service members who were expelled for being gay.
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Gay and lesbian military members have been able to serve openly since 2011, when the controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy was repealed. But for some who were expelled for being gay before the repeal, their less than honorable discharge status means they can’t access vital veterans benefits. Now, states are passing laws to expand benefits to LGBT veterans.

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No more appointments necessary at state-run vaccination sites in New York, Governor Ned Lamont backs Mike Bloomberg’s push to meet President Joe Biden’s climate goals, developers pour money into offshore wind research on Long Island, and Connecticut cities join a nationwide movement to lock-up guns.

C19: Earth Day 2021

Apr 22, 2021
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New Yorkers sound off on the shift to a green economy, Latino workers in Connecticut sue their employer for racial discrimination, the impeachment inquiry into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo grinds on, and the push for green energy could bring more electric vehicles to New England’s roads.

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State lawmakers from across Long Island say they want a fully public power authority. That could happen if a regional utility contract is terminated over fallout from Tropical Storm Isaias last summer.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York joined advocates for military veterans in Washington D.C. to push a bipartisan bill that would help sick veterans get health care for diseases linked to toxic fumes from garbage burn pits.
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Lawmakers and advocates for military veterans gathered in Washington D.C. to push a bipartisan bill that would help sick veterans get health care for diseases linked to garbage burn pits.

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