| May 7, 2015
| 1:03 PM
SIMSBURY — Hal Ljongquist has made the rounds at soup kitchens and supermarket bottle return depots searching for homeless veterans.
"It's very difficult to pinpoint a veteran; it's awkward," said Ljongquist, deputy chairman of the Disabled...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 6:21 AM
CANTON — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty took a tour of the bike path that goes through town on April 24 and talked with town officials along with bike path advocates about the benefits of such infrastructure.
A bill that funds highway construction is...
| 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 17, 2015
| 12:07 PM
Veterans' exposure to toxic chemicals may harm their families' health for generations, causing cancer, birth defects and other medical problems, according to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
He is co-sponsoring legislation to require that veterans be...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 3:00 AM
1. New legislation to support student’s social and emotional needs will be announced at the Legislative Office Building Monday, named in honor of one of the 26 Sandy Hook victims. Family of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis as well as educators and advocates...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 3:14 PM
WASHINGTON — One Connecticut lawmaker decided to skip his speech to a joint session of Congress and others had differing reactions to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's forceful condemnation of U.S. efforts to reach an agreement with Iran...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 11:35 AM
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro was the lone member of the all-Democratic Connecticut delegation not to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Thursday.
DeLauro issued a press release right before Netanyahu's address...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:32 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wanted to send a message that vaccinations are safe and important to national political foes. So on Friday, he sat for a flu shot and Tweeted a photo of it.
Unfortunately, another group also heard a message loud and clear:...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 1:51 PM
Saying it ignores vital safety issues, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District., on Friday criticized the draft of a passenger rail bill that a Congressional committee issued this week.
The proposal came out just two days after a Metro-North crash in...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 8:02 PM
Most of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday drew enthusiastic support from Connecticut Democrats and the state's congressional delegation, especially his aggressive calls for free community college education, middle class tax cuts,...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 7:41 AM
President Obama's State of the Union Address is scheduled for 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Will you be watching?
The president is expected to address a wide variety of issues, many of them of interest to the middle class, including:
- increasing access to...