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Chris Murphy

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  • Murphy's Push To Strip Rights From Non-People Scary

    Thursday brings our annual celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in that storied year, 1776. The defiant document was preceded by Americans commanded by George Washington chasing their British masters out of Boston and followed...
  • Resistance Looms To Newtown Bills; Lobbyists Already Hired

     Resistance Looms To Newtown Bills; Lobbyists Already Hired
    When state lawmakers opened the 2013 General Assembly session Wednesday, the State Capitol rang with commitment for measures about gun control and other issues raised by the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre. Emotions were raw — the governor...
  • Legislative Task Force Leaders: No Pressure To Keep Up With N.Y. In Passing Post-Newtown Gun Restrictions

    Legislative Task Force Leaders: No Pressure To Keep Up With N.Y. In Passing Post-Newtown Gun Restrictions
    General Assembly leaders, in announcing Tuesday the formation of a task force on the Newtown massacre, said they want to pass a major legislative response by the end of February but denied feeling pressured by New York state lawmakers' having already...
  • Reaction To President Obama's Initiatives To Reduce Gun Violence

    Reaction was extensive and varied to President Barack Obama’s noontime speech Wednesday in which he proposed legislation and announced executive actions intended to reduce gun violence after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre. Gov. Dannel P....
  • Obama's Words Resonate In State Whose Tragedy Prompted Them

    President Barack Obama's landmark proposals to reduce gun violence echoed loudly through the state whose tragedy prompted them: Connecticut citizens and political leaders reacted mostly with praise, although gun owners said that the measures would...
  • Newtown, Other Gun Violence Victims To Have Strong Presence At State Of The Union Speech

    jlender@courant.com Much of the story at Tuesday night's State of the Union speech will be about Connecticut, from the Newtown massacre to Manchester, where bullets killed eight employees at Hartford Distributors in 2010, to Bridgeport, where a 3-year-...
  • A Deeper Divide: The Gun Control Debate After Newtown

    A Deeper Divide: The Gun Control Debate After Newtown
    Last fall, residents of Newtown were having a debate that could have taken place almost anywhere in America. It was an argument over guns. The issue was fairly simple: Should amateur shooting ranges be subject to inspection and approval by the police...
  • Senator Urges Federal Probe Into Abuse, Neglect Of Developmentally Disabled

    Senator Urges Federal Probe Into Abuse, Neglect Of Developmentally Disabled
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is calling for a nationwide investigation into the "alarming number of deaths and cases of abuse" of developmentally disabled individuals at government-financed residential facilities. Murphy sent a letter to the inspector general...
  • On Local Level, Connecticut's Red Is Showing

    On Local Level, Connecticut's Red Is Showing
    Everybody knows that Connecticut is a blue state. The General Assembly is packed with Democrats, our congressional delegation got rid of its last Republican in the 2008 election, we have a Democratic governor and we haven't voted for a Republican for...
  • Federal Policy on Drug Busts May Finally Be Entering the 21st Century

    Federal Policy on Drug Busts May Finally Be Entering the 21st Century
    Holy Brainstorms Batman! The feds finally figured out the War on Drugs is a bust that's costing us billions, hasn't stopped the dopers, and is filling prisons with people who shouldn't be there! That was the underlying message of U.S. Attorney General...
  • Military Action Against Syrian Regime Required

    Military Action Against Syrian Regime Required
    The United States and its allies have no choice but to respond militarily to what looks like a deadly, provocative use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad against its own people. The poison gas attack on Aug. 21 is said to have...