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Richard Blumenthal

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  • Farmington Citizens Coalition Attempts To 'Open Doors' For All

    FARMINGTON — A local advocacy group helped draft a congressional resolution designed to improve access to federally funded facilities. The town's Citizens Coalition For Equal Access (CC=A), was born from the work of the Farmington Human Relations...
  • 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...
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Twitter helps save Congress from itself

    Twitter is apparently helping members of Congress protect themselves from ... themselves. Twitter has killed a website dedicated to publishing the deleted tweets of politicians, including members of Congress, governors and candidates for president, the...
  • Senate adopts plan to halt Pentagon's 'paid-for Patriotism'

    WASHINGTON A trio of senators, including the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, have won the support of their colleagues to block the Pentagon from spending taxpayer dollars to honor troops at sporting events. The proposal would bar the use of...
  • Senators push for end to military paying NFL to honor troops

    The New England Patriots got $675,000 from the Army National Guard for honoring American troops, including a "True Patriot" program during a halftime show at home games. "Hardly a deprived franchise," scoffed Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Thursday as...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Interval House Gala Proves To Be Record Breaking Fund Raiser

    Interval House Gala Proves To Be Record Breaking Fund Raiser
    It was a red carpet gala scene at The Society Room in Hartford Saturday and while there were lots of smiles and party spirit, the reason for gathering was a serious one. Interval House, which provides support and services to victims of domestic abuse...