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House approves measure that would halt Plum Island sale

An aerial view of Plum Island

WASHINGTON — Those who want to prevent the development of Plum Island won a key victory Thursday as the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure that would stop the sale of the island that for years has been the site of a biological lab and off limits to most of the public. Continue Reading →

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A ‘day of action’ on both sides of America’s divide over firearms

Imam Hamid Nasir Malik leads a prayer. At right are Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Rep. Elizabeth Esty and Jillian Soto, whose sister was killed at Sandy Hook.

FARMINGTON – If the gun lobby has a soft underbelly, congressional Democrats and their allies seem to be betting it is the refusal to compromise, especially on the issue of whether individuals barred from commercial airlines as a security risk should be able to purchase firearms. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers hope Orlando is a ‘tipping point’ on gun control

The U.S. flag flies at half staff over the state Capitol in mourning for the deaths in Orlando.

WASHINGTON — Gun control advocates in Congress, with Connecticut’s lawmakers taking a lead, are hoping the massacre in Orlando is a “tipping point” that overcomes the deep resistance in Congress to strengthening the nation’s federal gun law. Political points may be scored, but it's not likely Congress will budge. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers seek more money as House, Senate split on Zika funds

An Aedes species mosquito that transmits the Zika virus

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have split on how to fund federal efforts to fight the Zika virus, with Connecticut lawmakers playing key roles in trying to boost the amount of money that would go to states to battle the spread of the disease. Continue Reading →

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Food stamp benefits end for some single adults in 87 CT towns

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WASHINGTON -- Because the economy has improved in the towns where they live, thousands of Connecticut food stamp recipients lost their food stamp benefits beginning this month. The state’s economic upturn in 82 towns has caused able-bodied, childless, adult food stamp recipients who are unemployed to lose their benefits unless they got jobs, education or training at least 20 hours a week. Continue Reading →

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