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Esty gets help from senior Democrat

Washington — Just because Congress is on a two-week spring break doesn't mean lawmakers aren't busy pressing their agendas.Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, held a telephonic town hall Thursday with the senior Democrat on the House Budget Committee, Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, to press Democratic priorities and bash a GOP budget promoted by […]

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Connecticut General Assembly passes bipartisan gun bill

In emotional back-to-back debates, the Connecticut Senate and House overwhelmingly voted for one of the nation’s most comprehensive gun laws Wednesday and Thursday, a long-awaited response to one of the nation’s worst mass shootings, the Sandy Hook school massacre. The Democrat-dominated legislature passed the sweeping measure with significant Republican support, a rare bipartisan gesture on […]

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Gun restriction irks mental health advocates

Advocates for people with mental illness began this legislative session with trepidation. Would lawmakers, eager to pass a strong response to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, adopt restrictive measures against people with mental illness? Would the new law treat people with mental illness as sources of violence, even though they’re more likely […]