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  • Senators Call for Amtrak Improvements In Wake of Fatal Crash

    Senators Call for Amtrak Improvements In Wake of Fatal Crash
    Saying that a fatal train crash in Philadelphia this week was preventable, Connecticut's two U.S. senators called Friday for increased funding and safety improvements for Amtrak to prevent future tragedies. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal outlined a four-...
  • Amtrak to install system that might have prevented deadly Philadelphia train crash

    Amtrak to install system that might have prevented deadly Philadelphia train crash
    WASHINGTON — The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn't have to happen. It could have been avoided if a long-sought safety technology had been installed on its tracks and trains, according to...
  • $1B Loan Approved To Install New Safety Feature For Metro-North

    $1B Loan Approved To Install New Safety Feature For Metro-North
    A nearly $1 billion federal loan is aiming to make Metro-North and its sister operation on Long Island models for a new high-tech railroad safety system. Passengers on the nation's busiest railroad could be more confident about safe trips if the new...
  • Six U.S. senators oppose Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

    Six U.S. senators oppose Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger
    Political pressure continues to build for federal regulators to block Comcast Corp.'s proposed $45-billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. Half a dozen U.S. senators -- including Democrats Al Franken of Minnesota, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and...
  • Blumenthal Joins Federal Push For New Rail Safety Rules

    Hoping to avoid long delays for a new nationwide rail safety system, five senators, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal, put forward a compromise bill on Friday. Their proposal would force railroads to be more open about their safety initiatives, protect...
  • Vets, Blumenthal Lobby For Health Study Of Descendants Of Veterans Exposed To Toxins

    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...
  • In Honor Of Jesse Lewis, A Plan To Deal With Students' Social, Emotional Well-Being

    In Honor Of Jesse Lewis, A Plan To Deal With Students' Social, Emotional Well-Being
    HARTFORD -- A proposed federal law named after one of the children murdered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School will help teachers provide social and emotional support to their students. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced Monday at a press...
  • New Metro-North Report Slams Years of Lax Supervision

    New Metro-North Report Slams Years of Lax Supervision
    HARTFORD — More than a year after slamming Metro-North for shoddy supervision of maintenance workers, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's inspector general has warned of weak oversight in another division. But unlike the findings last...
  • 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...
  • Comptroller: State Deficit Increases To Nearly $173 Million

    Comptroller: State Deficit Increases To Nearly $173 Million
    HARTFORD – In bad fiscal news for Connecticut, the comptroller said Wednesday that the state's budget deficit has increased to nearly $173 million because of worse-than-expected collection of taxes and federal grants. Comptroller Kevin Lembo...
  • State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It

    State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It
    A physician might prescribe an antidepressant to treat hot flashes or the asthma drug Singulair for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder even though they're not approved for the specific conditions by the Food and Drug Administration. It's a legal,...