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  • Connecticut Gun Permit Law Prompts Federal Legislation

    HARTFORD (AP) - Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation announced Thursday they have introduced new federal legislation to encourage other states to develop handgun permitting programs similar to the system currently operating in Connecticut....
  • Section Of Farmington River Up For National Scenic Designation

    Connecticut politicians and activists are petitioning to preserve a 62-mile section of the Farmington River from future dam construction. If the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic River Act is enacted, it would create a protective...
  • Legislature's Arcane Ways Fail To Crack Modern Economy

    Legislature's Arcane Ways Fail To Crack Modern Economy
    In the final hour before the midnight deadline, when all bills left to languish would die, Tesla lobbyists, national Tesla staffers and a Tesla owner-activist were still there, watching the chaos in the Senate chamber. If they held any lingering hope...
  • U.S. Sen. Murphy Meets With Canton Land Trust Members

    U.S. Sen. Murphy Meets With Canton Land Trust Members
    CANTON — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy talked about efforts in Congress to promote open space preservation in a meeting on Tuesday with members of the Canton Land Conservation Trust. One of those measures is a federal tax deduction for people who...
  • Senators Call For Train Safety Improvements; House Committee Plans Hearings

    Senators Call For Train Safety Improvements; House Committee Plans Hearings
    HARTFORD — Saying that a fatal train crash in Philadelphia this week was preventable, Connecticut's two U.S. senators called Friday for increased funding and safety improvements for Amtrak to prevent future tragedies. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal...
  • Senators Call for Amtrak Improvements In Wake of Fatal Crash

    Senators Call for Amtrak Improvements In Wake of Fatal Crash
    Saying that a fatal train crash in Philadelphia this week was preventable, Connecticut's two U.S. senators called Friday for increased funding and safety improvements for Amtrak to prevent future tragedies. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal outlined a four-...
  • Roundtable Explores Ways To Reduce Restraints, Seclusion In Schools

    Roundtable Explores Ways To Reduce Restraints, Seclusion In Schools
    It's disturbing for Brenneta Henry to think back on the countless times her son Anthony was restrained or placed in seclusion at a school in Hartford, but there is one particular moment that is seared in her memory and still moves her to tears. "One...
  • Tolls Dominate Forum On Transportation Issues

    STRATFORD — In what might be a template for any future debate about highway tolls in Connecticut, a Republican legislator, the state's transportation chief and the top lobbyist for the trucking industry sounded off on the topic this week. A panel...
  • Federal Funding Fix Needed For Transportation

    Had someone asked Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last week where he would invest more federal transportation dollars, he could have pointed out the window. Mr. Malloy, along with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, joined hundreds of...
  • Sen. Murphy: Hartford's North End Should Be Federal Promise Zone

    Sen. Murphy: Hartford's North End Should Be Federal Promise Zone
    The story of the Hartford's North End is, tragically, all too common among the once-prosperous neighborhoods in America's cities. In the middle of last century, the Upper Albany and Clay-Arsenal neighborhoods were the epitome of post-war progress....
  • Young North End Pastor Is Business, Spiritual Leader

    Young North End Pastor Is Business, Spiritual Leader
    HARTFORD — The sign at Urban Hope Refuge Pentecostal Church still reads, "Dr. William M. Johnson Jr., Senior Pastor." Dr. Johnson died in 2013, and after a year as interim pastor, his son, Ashley "AJ" Johnson, officially succeeded him last year. Why...