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  • Obama's trade bill narrowly clears a key Senate hurdle

    In a triumph for President Barack Obama, sweeping legislation to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday after a showdown vote that remained in doubt until the final moment. The 62-38 vote, two...
  • Senators offer compromise on domestic surveillance changes

    The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee floated a compromise Thursday that would end bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency after a two-year transition period, leaving it up to the House to accept the deal or allow...
  • Senate Passes Regulatory Bill For Health Care Industry

    HARTFORD — The Senate late Thursday approved a bill that seeks to overhaul the labyrinthine and swiftly changing health care landscape. The bipartisan legislation, which cleared the chamber on a vote of 30-5, has been in the works for more than...
  • Labor Bill Gets Boost From High-Profile Senators

    HARTFORD — A group of high-profile senators is endorsing a controversial bill that would significantly increase workers' compensation coverage for police and firefighters. Senate Bill 593 would create the presumption that firefighters, both paid...
  • Controversial Labor Bill Gets A Boost From High Profile Senators

    Controversial Labor Bill Gets A Boost From High Profile Senators
    HARTFORD — A group of high-profile senators is endorsing a controversial bill that would significantly increase worker's compensation coverage for police and firefighters. Senate Bill 593 would create the presumption that firefighters, both paid...
  • Senate Democrats demand more money for Amtrak repair backlog

    Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded that Republicans provide more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion maintenance and repair backlog, including replacing tunnels more than a century old. Democrats at a news conference cited last...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Obama's contentious trade bill clears key hurdle, advances toward a final Senate vote In a triumph for President Barack Obama, sweeping legislation to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday...
  • Senate OKs Bill To Allow Municipal Employees To Enroll In State Health Care Plan

    HARTFORD — Legislation that would let cities and towns enroll their employees in the state's health insurance plan won Senate approval Thursday evening over the objections of Republican lawmakers worried about higher state expenses and new...
  • Panel moves to weaken Dodd-Frank

    Panel moves to weaken Dodd-Frank
    WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate took its first step toward fulfilling a GOP promise to roll back key parts of the sweeping 2010 law that overhauled financial industry regulations and oversight. The Dodd-Frank reform law, designed to...
  • Fast-track authority for Trans-Pacific Partnership advances in Senate

    WASHINGTON — After a flurry of last-minute legislative wrangling, the Senate on Thursday advanced a measure that would give President Obama so-called fast-track authority to complete a pending trade pact with leading Pacific nations. Senators...
  • Connecticut casino bill now faces uncertain path

    Legislation creating a two-step process for possibly opening a new tribal casino in Connecticut faces a vote in the state House of Representatives, but the level of support in that chamber remains unclear. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey said Thursday that...