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  • Senators Call For Reducing Excise Tax On Craft Beer

    Senators Call For Reducing Excise Tax On Craft Beer
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Twenty-five U.S. senators are sponsoring a bill they say will help the American craft beer industry by reducing the excise tax on beer made by small brewers. Among the sponsors of the legislation are Connecticut's two...
  • Did The Electrified Third Rail Make Train Wreck Deadlier?

    VALHALLA, N.Y. — It was a hellish scenario that investigators had never seen before: 400 feet of electrified third rail snapped into 39-foot pieces and speared a commuter train during a fiery collision with an SUV. Now officials want to know whether...
  • An Overdue Step To Halt Epidemic Of Veteran Suicides

    An Overdue Step To Halt Epidemic Of Veteran Suicides
    The U.S. Senate took a first step this week toward stemming the horrifying epidemic of suicide by armed services veterans. It's long overdue and desperately needed. On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously passed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for...
  • Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill Wins Approval In U.S. Senate

    Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill Wins Approval In U.S. Senate
    Legislation pushed by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., to strengthen suicide prevention programs for veterans won Senate approval Tuesday and is expected to become the first veterans' bill of 2015 to be signed by President Barack Obama. The measure...
  • S&P Agrees To $1.4B Settlement Of Deception Charges That Started In Connecticut

    S&P Agrees To $1.4B Settlement Of Deception Charges That Started In Connecticut
    Standard & Poor's has agreed to pay $1.375 billion to the U.S. government and 19 states to settle charges it misled investors when it issued positive ratings on shaky mortgage-backed securities in the lead-up to the 2008 financial collapse — a...
  • Connecticut Has Much To Gain From Obama's Defense Budget

    Connecticut Has Much To Gain From Obama's Defense Budget
    President Barack Obama delivered a gift to Connecticut's defense industry Monday by calling for the production of more planes, helicopters and submarines built in the state. His proposed $585.3 billion defense budget for fiscal 2016 is larger than the...
  • Blumenthal On Verge Of Big Win On Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill

    Washington РWith an average of 22 veterans committing suicide every day, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and John McCain, R-Ariz., teamed up to try to do something about it. Their efforts are expected to pan out late today when the Senate...
  • Proposal: Take Away Guns From People Subject To Temporary Restraining Orders

    Proposal: Take Away Guns From People Subject To Temporary Restraining Orders
    Two years after Connecticut passed one of the nation's toughest gun-control laws, advocates are pushing for a new bill that would allow the removal of guns and ammunition from a person subject to a temporary restraining order, without a hearing by a...
  • New Generation Of Veterans Has Higher Suicide Risk, Study Finds

    New Generation Of Veterans Has Higher Suicide Risk, Study Finds
    Justin Eldridge's family will never fully understand why nothing seemed to ease the anguish of the young Marine and father of five as he wrestled with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury after a deployment to Afghanistan in 2004-05....
  • Connecticut Democrats Praise Obama's State Of The Union

    Connecticut Democrats Praise Obama's State Of The Union
    Most of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday drew enthusiastic support from Connecticut Democrats and the state's congressional delegation, especially his aggressive calls for free community college education, middle class tax cuts,...
  • 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...