| Jun 9, 2015
| 3:22 PM
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...
| Jun 5, 2015
| 4:17 AM
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...
| Jun 3, 2015
| 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON As college costs continue to climb, Congress is taking a fresh look at federal financial aid and considering ways to stop states from driving up tuition at their public universities.
Noting that more comprehensive financial aid policies will...
| May 27, 2015
| 9:50 AM
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...
| May 15, 2015
| 4:26 PM
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...
| May 15, 2015
| 2:39 PM
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-...
| May 1, 2015
| 7:06 PM
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.
| Apr 29, 2015
| 3:45 PM
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.
| Apr 24, 2015
| 4:40 PM
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...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 3:55 PM
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....
| Apr 19, 2015
| 4:24 AM
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...