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  • Senators call for 12-cent gas-tax increase to replenish highway fund

    As Congress works to approve a short-term infusion of cash to prevent a halt in highway and road construction projects this summer, a pair of senators called Wednesday for raising national fuel taxes by 12 cents a gallon over the next two years as part of...
  • Key Vacancies in Bristol, New Britain Races

    As both parties maneuver for advantage in the General Assembly in the November elections, the New Britain and Bristol ballots have two key vacancies. The Democratic candidate in Senate District 31 and the Republican in Senate District 6 are out of the...
  • To repair the Highway Trust Fund, raise the fuel tax

    In 1993, Bill Clinton was president, "Seinfeld" was on TV and a cellphone was the size of a brick. It was also the last time Congress raised the federal gasoline tax, which pays for roads, bridges and public transit. Over two decades, the cost of building...
  • Blumenthal, Murphy Call For Moratorium On Closing Mail Centers

    U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy Wednesday called on the U.S. Postal Service to hold off on its cost-saving plans to close 82 mail processing plants, including the Wallingford and Stamford centers, for at least a year. At a news...
  • Roger Goodell Says 'I Didn't Get It Right' In Ray Rice Abuse Case

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced a dramatic new domestic violence policy for the league Thursday, admitting "I didn't get it right" with Ray Rice. The measures were announced in a letter to all team owners and come after widespread criticism and...
  • Guess Who's Running Again? Everybody

    Guess Who's Running Again? Everybody
    5:59. 6:00. "Then put your little hand in mine; 'cause there ain't no hill or mountain we can't climb." Good morning. It's 2014. Tom Foley is running against Dan Malloy. Does that sound familiar? Rosa DeLauro is running for Congress. For the...
  • Fourth Annual Newtown Labor Day Parade To Feature Lots Of Pols

    The fourth annual Labor Day Parade in Newtown on Monday, Sept. 1 will kick off at 10 a.m. and it will feature many of the state's politicians who will be running for office in the general election in November. Robin Buchanan, the parade organization's...
  • Bill Clinton In New Haven Tuesday To Help Malloy

    Former President Bill Clinton will headline a fundraiser Tuesday in New Haven for the state Democratic Party in an effort to help Gov. Dannel P. Malloy as he seeks reelection this fall. Clinton's visit to the Omni Hotel in New Haven at 11:30 a.m. was...
  • Esty Seeks Support For Farmington River 'Wild And Scenic' Bill

    SIMSBURY — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, appealed to officials and environmental groups Monday for help in building support for a bill that would give federal wild and scenic designation to part of the Farmington River. Esty met in town...
  • With Control Of Senate In The Balance, CT Senators Help Colleagues

    With Control Of Senate In The Balance, CT Senators Help Colleagues
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal reached out to his supporters this week asking them for campaign cash — not for his campaign, but for that of Sen. Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat. Although Franken is a former Saturday Night Live...
  • Murphy Should Join Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative

    On July 23, the House of Representatives passed HR 2283, the Human Trafficking Prioritization Act, co-sponsored by 112 representatives, including Connecticut Rep. James Himes. I am grateful for this sponsorship. Connecticut is no stranger to human...