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Richard Blumenthal

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  • Hartford's Coltsville Moves Closer To National Park Status

     Hartford's Coltsville Moves Closer To National Park Status
    Legislation that would allow for the creation of a Coltsville National Park passed the House of Representatives on Thursday as part of the federal defense bill. The bill would allow for the establishment of a new unit within the National Park Service at...
  • Trouble In Toyland? Pols, Activists Highlight Dangerous Toys

    Trouble In Toyland? Pols, Activists Highlight Dangerous Toys
    HARTFORD – The pile of toys stacked beneath a table at Connecticut Children's Medical Center Monday would make most children smile: a colorful tambourine, an electronic toy designed to look like a smart phone, foam blocks, a Dora the Explorer...
  • Regulators Trim CL&P Rate Hike, Allow Higher Fixed Fees

    Regulators Trim CL&P Rate Hike, Allow Higher Fixed Fees
    Regulators slashed Connecticut Light & Power's request for higher electric rates, lowering its existing profit margin and, for the first time, penalizing the power company for its troubled response to two disastrous storms three years ago. The draft...
  • Connecticut Ranks Sixth In Nation For Student Loan Debt

    Connecticut Ranks Sixth In Nation For Student Loan Debt
    Connecticut ranked sixth in the nation in average student loan debt for 2013 graduates, according to a new report that found national debt levels are rising for students earning bachelor's degrees. At $30,191, Connecticut's average student debt was...
  • How To Rein In High Cost of Higher Ed?

    How To Rein In High Cost of Higher Ed?
    Students are borrowing a lot more to go to college than their parents did. Nationwide, student debt is greater than any other household debt except mortgages. Debt seems particularly high in Connecticut. At $30,191, Connecticut's students owe more on...
  • Connecticut Politicians React to President Obama's Speech

    Connecticut Politicians React to President Obama's Speech
    Members of Connecticut's Democratic congressional delegation expressed strong supprt for President Obama's executive order on immigration. Sen. Richard Blumenthal: President Obama is using his well-established legal powers to reform a sadly-broken,...
  • CT Delegation Concerned About More Casinos

    CT Delegation Concerned About More Casinos
    The state's Congressional delegation is unanimously opposing potential changes in federal rules that could allow Indian tribes to build more casinos in Connecticut. The delegation, headed by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy,...
  • Lawmakers Oppose Easing Rules On Tribal Recognition, Adding More Casinos

    Lawmakers Oppose Easing Rules On Tribal Recognition, Adding More Casinos
    The state's congressional delegation is unanimously opposing potential changes in federal rules that could allow Indian tribes to build more casinos in Connecticut The delegation, headed by U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy, sent a...
  • Takata air bag problem grows with more Nissans recalled, new lawsuit

    Takata air bag problem grows with more Nissans recalled, new lawsuit
    The Takata exploding air bags controversy continues to grow with Nissan reporting to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it will recall 52,000 more vehicles to fix the problem. Meanwhile, a group of senators is asking the Justice...
  • Nelson demands more action on faulty air bags

    Nelson demands more action on faulty air bags
    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, voicing outrage over the recent death of an Orlando motorist and injuries nationwide from suspected air-bag malfunctions, demanded Tuesday that the manufacturer and auto companies step up to do more for motorists awaiting...
  • VA Wait Times For Health Care Improve In Connecticut

    VA Wait Times For Health Care Improve In Connecticut
    Ninety-six percent of veterans awaiting appointments at VA medical centers in Connecticut are being seen within 30 days, new data show, with Connecticut performing slightly better than the national average. At Connecticut Veterans Administration medical...