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Richard Blumenthal

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  • 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,...
  • Malloy Cut Nicks Veterans' Funeral Honors

    Malloy Cut Nicks Veterans' Funeral Honors
    The mask on the Malloy administration has slipped again. What an ugly face it revealed. How could it be otherwise when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy whacked $469,533 out of the state budget for Connecticut Honor Guard members to attend military funerals. The...
  • NFL suspending TV blackouts for 2015 season

    The NFL is saying bye-bye to blackouts. At least for 2015. No NFL games will be blocked from local television next season, the league said Monday at the owners' meetings. The teams voted for a one-year suspension of the long-standing blackout policy...
  • Navy wants Virginia class submarines to pack more punch

    Navy wants Virginia class submarines to pack more punch
    The Navy wants to add more firepower to its Virginia class submarines, which represent an important chunk of business for Newport News Shipbuilding. Some lawmakers like the idea a lot, and the Navy is now studying whether to accelerate the timetable....
  • Guardrails used on Virginia highways pass federal tests, but are they safe?

    Questioned guardrail endings used on Virginia highways and across the nation have passed a series of Federal Highway Administration crash tests, the agency announced Friday. The FHWA said it's not done with all its analysis, but the results are good...
  • Connecticut Likes Clinton, Q Poll Says; Bush, Walker Top GOP Field

    Connecticut Likes Clinton, Q Poll Says; Bush, Walker Top GOP Field
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have had a pretty rough week otherwise, but she's getting some love from Connecticut. A new Quinnipiac University Poll, released Thursday morning, said "Clinton can just e-mail it in to win Connecticut." " ....