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House approves mental health and addiction bill championed by Murphy, Courtney

Capitol dome looking up

WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers split with Rep. Rosa DeLauro and other progressives in their party Wednesday over a bill that included Sen. Chris Murphy’s mental health bill and authorized the spending of $1 billion on the treatment and prevention of opioid addiction. Continue Reading →

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CT Democrats blast Trump’s pick of Price to head HHS

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-!st District

WASHINGTON — Connecticut Democrats on Tuesday sharply criticized President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Rep. Tom Price, the architect of the House GOP’s repeal of the Affordable Care Act, as the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Continue Reading →

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CT senators blast Trump’s infrastructure plan, but hope for compromise

The Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge was one of hundreds of Connecticut projects, large and small, that were built with earmark funds.

WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s senators on Monday joined a growing Democratic chorus of criticism for President-elect Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan, saying it is unrealistic and unworkable and would result in the building and repair of very few roads and bridges. Continue Reading →

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CT Zika-fighting efforts could feel pinch if Congress doesn’t act

The Asian tiger mosquito

WASHINGTON — Connecticut has received nearly $1 million this week from the federal government to combat the Zika virus – enough for now, state officials say, but not if the crisis worsens. Meanwhile, the blame game continues in Washington over who is responsible for holding up more than $1 billion that could bolster states’ efforts to fight the disease. Continue Reading →

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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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