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The New York State legislature is due back in Albany Monday for a session that is expected to last several days. A growing number of lawmakers want to see new taxes on the wealthy on the agenda, and they are getting some help from nationally known Queens Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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Connecticut’s two Democratic U.S. senators joined the state’s Democratic governor in urging the Republican controlled-U.S. Senate to pass the next COVID-19 economic stimulus package.

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A bipartisan group of Long Island elected officials has called on the Republican-led Senate to pass another round of federal coronavirus assistance for hard-hit states.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut proposes a federal compensation fund for essential workers who have become ill or died as a result of COVID-19. He says it should be modeled after the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says nearly 70% of all COVID-19 cases in the country are residents of nursing homes or assisted living facilities.