Washington – Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Rep. Elizabeth Esty,D-5th District, won their first legislative victories on Monday as the House overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow the town of Canton to reopen two very old dams to produce electricity.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Himes was in the minority of lawmakers – and the only member of the Connecticut delegation – to vote against an amendment that would end the National Security Agency’s practice of warrantless “back door searches” of the contents of American phone calls and e-mails.
Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy has been in New Haven so often lately — including almost every day last week— that he could almost qualify for residency. There’s a good reason: New Haven gave him the largest plurality of any candidate in his 2010 campaign; and he needed every last vote.
Family members of Lori Jackson Gellatly, the 32-year-old mother from Oxford who was shot to death last month in what police say was a case of domestic violence, came to the State Capitol on Monday to say that a loophole in state and federal law may have contributed to her death.
Tom Foley has to win a primary in August to be crowned the Republican nominee for governor, but he already is using his endorsement by the GOP convention last month as a mandate to assert control over the state party’s fundraising.
With so much focus on preventing shoreline flooding in storms like Irene in Sandy, some worry we are ignoring another problem: wind.
The House and Senate will try to cram in as much work as possible this week before they leave town for the Independence Day holiday. But partisan bickering over spending bills to fund the federal government and a final veteran’s health care bill may hurt chances of much being accomplished.