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Richard Blumenthal

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  • Obama's Free College Proposal Could Be 'Game-Changer' For State's Students

    Obama's Free College Proposal Could Be 'Game-Changer' For State's Students
    Connecticut's elected officials and educators were enthusiastic Friday about the proposal by President Barack Obama to provide two years of free community college tuition to millions of students who maintain good enough grades, with one educator saying...
  • Shellfishermen, Seaweed Farmers Now Eligible For U.S. Aid For Severe-Weather Damages

    Shellfishermen, Seaweed Farmers Now Eligible For U.S. Aid For Severe-Weather Damages
    Connecticut shellfishermen and seaweed farmers will be eligible for federal assistance to cover losses from severe weather thanks to a change in U.S. Department of Agriculture policy. The change was made possible in the 2014 Farm Bill. "We're...
  • Blumenthal Urges Cellphone Users To Claim Their Refunds

    Blumenthal Urges Cellphone Users To Claim Their Refunds
    HARTFORD — If you had a cellphone with T-Mobile or AT&T in the past five years, you might be owed money for unauthorized charges that have been recovered through settlements. Both wireless carriers settled allegations of "mobile cramming" with the...
  • U.S. Law Enabling Terrorism Coverage Expires, Leaving Businesses In Lurch

    U.S. Law Enabling Terrorism Coverage Expires, Leaving Businesses In Lurch
    Insurers for the moment are backing away from covering terrorist attacks, and businesses are left in the lurch, as a federal risk-protection program expires at midnight Wednesday. Terrorism insurance can't bring back the lives of people killed in an...
  • Blumenthal Pushing To Resurrect Vets Suicide Prevention Bill

    Blumenthal Pushing To Resurrect Vets Suicide Prevention Bill
    HARTFORD — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he is resurrecting a measure to help prevent suicide among the armed forces and service veterans. The Democrat appeared in Hartford on Tuesday with the leaders of state veterans' organizations to tout...
  • Environmental Group Files Notice It Will Sue to Stop Plum Island Sale

    A Connecticut-based environmental group has decided to go to court in an attempt to block the federal sale of Plum Island, claiming the property in Long Island Sound is critical to the welfare of endangered and threatened species. Save the Sound, a...
  • Medicare May Help Seniors If Advantage Plans Drop Doctors

    Next year, seniors with private Medicare Advantage insurance policies whose doctors leave their plan may be able to leave, too, under a new Medicare rule. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which oversee Medicare Advantage programs, will...
  • Malloy Sees Win As Affirmation Of Strategy, Message

    Malloy Sees Win As Affirmation Of Strategy, Message
    The drawn-out and disagreeable governor’s race came to an official end just after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon with a brief phone call from Republican Tom Foley to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Foley’s concession call closed what he says is...
  • Rep. Scott's death in custody reporting bill heads to President

    Legislation requiring states to report deaths of people in police custody and during the course of an arrest sponsored by Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, D-Newport News, is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk. The bill passed the...
  • Coltsville National Park on Verge of Final Approval

    Coltsville National Park on Verge of Final Approval
    The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today to approve national park status for Hartford’s Coltsville neighborhood, including Samuel Colt’s factory and it’s iconic blue onion dome as well as surrounding buildings and the city’s...
  • Coltsville National Historical Park Wins Final Approval

    Coltsville National Historical Park Wins Final Approval
    HARTFORD — Final congressional approval came Friday for the creation of a Coltsville National Historical Park dedicated to the accomplishments of Samuel Colt and the role that his firearms and factory played in the Industrial Revolution. Plans...