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Murphy joins other Dems in new effort to seek Trump’s tax returns

WASHINGTON –  Sen. Chris Murphy on Friday joined a group of fellow Democrats who re-introduced legislation that would require President Donald Trump – and his successors in the White House – to release their federal tax returns. But that bill is likely to stall, as it did in the last Congress, because the GOP has maintained control of the Senate.

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Blue wave could propel Conn. Democrats into powerful jobs

WASHINGTON — A blue wave that wrests control of the U.S. House from the GOP would propel Connecticut’s Democratic House members — who are favored to win another term — out of a political wilderness and into positions of power. But while they may be able to advance their political agendas, the prospects of a continued GOP-controlled Senate would limit their new power.

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Larson sees ‘same result’ for GOP tax plan as Obamacare repeal

WASHINGTON — As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. John Larson is on the front lines of Democratic opposition to the Republican plan to overhaul the federal tax code. He says the proposal is especially bad for taxpayers in Connecticut and predicts it will follow the same path to failure as the GOP attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare.