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  • Connecticut Transit Advocates Make Pitch For Tax Benefit

    Connecticut Transit Advocates Make Pitch For Tax Benefit
    Commuter groups across the country are pushing Congress to renew a tax credit for van pool passengers and mass transit riders, and the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council added its voice to the campaign on Monday. John Hartwell, the council's vice...
  • Connecticut Politicians React to President Obama's Speech

    Connecticut Politicians React to President Obama's Speech
    Members of Connecticut's Democratic congressional delegation expressed strong supprt for President Obama's executive order on immigration. Sen. Richard Blumenthal: President Obama is using his well-established legal powers to reform a sadly-broken,...
  • Obama's Immigration Reforms Met With Enthusiasm, Anger

    Obama's Immigration Reforms Met With Enthusiasm, Anger
    President Barack Obama's decision to take executive actions to protect almost 5 million people who live in fear of deportation because they are undocumented immigrants met with some enthusiasm in Connecticut among immigrants and their supporters Thursday,...
  • Takata air bag problem grows with more Nissans recalled, new lawsuit

    Takata air bag problem grows with more Nissans recalled, new lawsuit
    The Takata exploding air bags controversy continues to grow with Nissan reporting to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it will recall 52,000 more vehicles to fix the problem. Meanwhile, a group of senators is asking the Justice...
  • How To Rein In High Cost of Higher Ed?

    How To Rein In High Cost of Higher Ed?
    Students are borrowing a lot more to go to college than their parents did. Nationwide, student debt is greater than any other household debt except mortgages. Debt seems particularly high in Connecticut. At $30,191, Connecticut's students owe more on...
  • Reports Of Sex Assault On College Campuses Climb As More Victims Come Forward

    Reports Of Sex Assault On College Campuses Climb As More Victims Come Forward
    Reports of sexual assault climbed last year on many Connecticut college campuses, an increase that college officials and experts attributed to heightened awareness and expanded educational programs that make it easier for victims to come forward. Of...
  • Blumenthal: This Is 'A Consensus Moment' For Better Rail Safety

    Blumenthal: This Is 'A Consensus Moment' For Better Rail Safety
    With derailments, near accidents and safety lapses occurring at railroads in numerous states, Sen. Richard Blumenthal predicts that senators from all regions of the country — and both political parties — will embrace his proposal for reforming...
  • Why So Much Money? And 7 Other Questions About The CL&P Rate Case

    Why So Much Money? And 7 Other Questions About The CL&P Rate Case
    The application that Connecticut Light & Power made months ago to raise rates has moved forward in the complex and often heated process that occurs when public, regulated utilities request more money from their ratepayers. Letters are being written,...
  • Gabrielle Giffords To Visit Conn. Thursday As Part Of 'Protect All Women' Tour

    Gabrielle Giffords To Visit Conn. Thursday As Part Of 'Protect All Women' Tour
    Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically wounded in a 2011 mass shooting, will travel to Connecticut Thursday for one of nine stops on a nationwide tour to push for laws that protect women and families from gun violence. Giffords...
  • CT Vaults To No. 1 Ranking — For Mudslinging

    CT Vaults To No. 1 Ranking — For Mudslinging
    The race for governor has brought Connecticut a notable distinction. Wesleyan University's Media Project reported last week that the state's contest for governor features a higher percentage of negative ads than any other contest for governor in the...
  • Embattled General Motors general counsel Millikin to retire

    General Motors said its general counsel, Michael Millikin, will retire early next year. Millikin, the top legal officer at the automaker, has come under intense scrutiny for the way his department handled death and injury claims for a defective ignition...