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  • Senators slam NHTSA on auto safety

    WASHINGTON Armed with an inspector general's report, U.S. senators Tuesday morning sharply criticized a federal agency tasked with ensuring the safety of motorists and passengers, with several suggesting its pleas for more money and personnel should be...
  • Vietnam Veterans Declared Eligible To Receive Long-Denied Benefits

    It has taken more than 40 years, but Connecticut veteran Conley Monk has won his battle to have his military discharge status upgraded and can now receive federal benefits. Monk, 66, and four other Vietnam War veterans with post traumatic stress disorder...
  • Senate showing its age lately

    WASHINGTON The Senate seems as dinged up as ever this summer. Is it coincidence, or are senators just getting older? It's both. So there's no reason to become alarmed that some wave of infirmity is taking over the place, just because three of its 100...
  • Connecticut Politicians Applaud Supreme Court Decision On Obamacare

    Connecticut Politicians Applaud Supreme Court Decision On Obamacare
    State officials and Connecticut's congressional delegation praised the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold an essential aspect of the Affordable Care Act. Members of the delegation, all Democrats, took to the Senate floor, MSNBC and to...
  • Blumenthal: Decades Of Neglect Make Rail Safety A Priority

    Blumenthal: Decades Of Neglect Make Rail Safety A Priority
    The twisted, mangled wreckage of the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia May 12 is a searing indictment of America's failure to invest in rail safety and reliability. Eight people lost their lives and more than 200 were hospitalized — yet...
  • Connecticut gun permit law prompts federal legislation

    Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation announced Thursday they have introduced legislation to encourage other states to develop handgun permitting programs similar to the system in Connecticut. The proposed "Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act"...
  • Connecticut Gun Permit Law Prompts Federal Legislation

    HARTFORD (AP) - Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation announced Thursday they have introduced new federal legislation to encourage other states to develop handgun permitting programs similar to the system currently operating in Connecticut....
  • Section Of Farmington River Up For National Scenic Designation

    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...
  • Disney turns heads with foreign worker program

    Disney turns heads with foreign worker program
    It's every American worker's nightmare. The boss says you are being laid off. That's bad enough. Even worse, before you lose your livelihood you'll be asked to leave behind some of your dignity, too. That's the way some Disney employees felt...
  • Why The Democrats' Car Tax Reform Plan Doesn't Work

    Just about everyone agrees that the way cities and towns tax cars and trucks is unfair. For the same model, same year, same mileage, you'll pay nearly seven times as much in property taxes in Hartford as you do in Greenwich, where tax rates are low...
  • U.S. Rep. John Larson Says His Bill Will Bolster Social Security

    U.S. Rep. John Larson Says His Bill Will Bolster Social Security
    U.S. Rep. John B. Larson has a plan that he says will stabilize the Social Security system until the turn of the next century. It starts with "rebranding" the government program launched 80 years ago by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. "There's a...