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Clinton hopes focus on gun control brings big win in Connecticut

WASHINGTON — As the competition for Connecticut’s Democratic primary voters escalates, Hillary Clinton is hoping her stance on gun control is a magic bullet in her fight against Bernie Sanders. “There’s a big difference between the two candidates,” said Clinton supporter, Sen. Chris Murphy. Continue Reading →

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Republicans in Congress target state, local immigration policies

WASHINGTON – Local and state immigration policies, including Connecticut’s, are under scrutiny by congressional Republicans as a reaction to the July 1 killing of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco by an undocumented immigrant with an extensive criminal record. Continue Reading →

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Connecticut mayors enter the fray over Export-Import Bank

Washington – Several Connecticut mayors have joined their counterparts in dozens of cities across the nation in writing to congressional leaders, urging them to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, a government agency that makes it easier for American companies to make overseas sales. Continue Reading →

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Still communicator-in-chief, Clinton offers Malloy a tutorial

As always, Bill Clinton made it simple. He told Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a first-term Democrat with uncertain re-election prospects in a slowly improving economy, he had a good story to tell: Things were bad four years ago. You made them better. Just…tell…your…story. Continue Reading →

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Malloy says ‘no’ to immigrant kids, but others in Connecticut say ‘yes’

Gov. Dannel Malloy on Friday firmly shut the door on the possibility the state would be able to help the federal government find temporary homes for some of a flood of immigrant children from Central America. But that does not mean others in Connecticut are not ready to help. Continue Reading →

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Holder-Winfield crushes opponent in New Haven Senate race

New Haven — Despite—or perhaps with the help of—a last-minute blast of negative campaign mailings by his opponent, state Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield cruised to an election victory Tuesday, winning the open 10th District state Senate seat with 76 percent of the vote. Continue Reading →

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Malloy stifles his inner Bloomberg

New Haven — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is a fitness buff who watches his diet, but no one should expect him to endorse a 2 percent tax on soda proposed by the ally he successfully backed last fall for election as this city’s mayor, Toni Harp. “I wouldn’t hold my breath,” Malloy said. He added, “I think at some point, there’s a degree of personal choice to be made.” Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg led a crusade to discourage consumption of sugar-laden drinks that contribute to the nation’s epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Harp included the tax on her list of legislative priorities. Continue Reading →

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