2 hrs ago
The Hartford Courant
Chimp Attack Victim Lobbying Congress for Primate Pet Ban
In a Congress infamous for legislative gridlock, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal thinks Charla Nash is a major reason why a bill to ban the sale of primates as pets is likely to cruise to congressional approval with bipartisan backing.
Trending on the Topix Network
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Spirits distributor Diageo North America and pharma giant Pfizer violated the state Code of Ethics by failing to report what they spent on receptions that each hosted during the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
New Canaan News-Review
Blumenthal will introduce train safety legislation
Other Blumenthal measures Requiring continued progress toward the federal 2015 mandate to install positive train control collision avoidance technology on rail tracks, including assisting railroads with obtaining radio spectrum needed to run the technology.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Danbury students get app-titude
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty sits with Kevin Dong and Emily Troll, two students in the CT Pre-Engineering Program summer design program at Danbury High School, in Danbury, Conn.
Esty gets tour of FuelCell Energy in
South Korea may not import a lot from the United States, but power plants creating nearly 100 megawatts of power in the country were built right here in Connecticut by FuelCell Energy.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Sen. Blumenthal Introducing Rail Safety Bill
Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday he is introducing federal legislation that would require the nation's passenger and freight rail systems, including Metro-North , to adopt what he calls "life-saving technology."
The Hartford Courant
Federal And State Officials Praise Canton Hydropower Project
A hydropower proposal on the Farmington River in Collinsville was cited as an example for Connecticut and the nation Tuesday as federal, state and local officials announced an important step forward for the project.
Sen. Blumenthal to introduce rail safety bill
The Democrat was expected to announce the new legislation during a news conference Tuesday in West Haven.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
The Wilton Daily Voice
Fairfield County Lawmakers Decry Supreme Court Decision On Contraceptives
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. Lawmakers from across Fairfield County expressed concerns with the Supreme Court ruling Monday that gives family-owned corporations the power to deny insurance coverage for birth control based on the employer's religious beliefs.
The Hartford Courant
State Officials Scrutinize Hobby Lobby Decision For Affect On Connecticut
The U.S. Supreme Court 's decision Monday to exempt family-owned corporations from mandated contraceptive coverage raised a big question for Connecticut that elicited the same answer.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Greenberg rips Esty's spending on mail
Delivered Mail pieces and expenditures by U.S. House members from Connecticut from Jan. 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014: Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, 471,721 at a cost of $183,700; Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, 36,371 at a cost of $13,215; Jim Himes, D-4th District, 7,561 at a cost of $2,330; Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, no mailings; John ... (more)
Area companies are set to receive nearly $10 million in federal money announced in the past week to help further renewable fuels and space exploration.
Mon Jun 23, 2014
Dam bill a first for Esty, Murphy
The House voted final passage Monday for a bill to enable the Connecticut town of Canton to refurbish two dams on the Farmington River -- one of them first built as a grist mill in the late 1700s, the other in 1837 to power machinery for the Collins Co., a maker of axes, defunct since the 1960s.
House takes up energy bills ahead of July 4 break - Paulson: Carbon ...
HOUSE TO APPROVE ENERGY LEGISLATION BEFORE JULY 4 BREAK: Before spending a week campaigning in their home districts over the Independence Day break, House Republicans plan to pass several major energy bills, most of which are destined to collect dust in the Senate.
Thu Jun 19, 2014
Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Sense and Sensibility
We can only guess the exact volume and color of the steam coming out of Daniel Snyder's ears right about now.
Tue Jun 17, 2014
The Newtown Bee
Newtown Receives $7 Million Federal Grant For School Safety, Counseling Services
U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty and U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy announced a $7.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime, June 17, to support victims, family members, first responders, and community members in Newtown in the aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Fri Jun 13, 2014
AFT Connecticut leaders endorse candidates to preclude "Wisconsin moment"
The executive committee of Connecticut's 29,000-member American Federation of Teachers union endorsed Connecticut's current delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other Democratic incumbents for statewide elected offices Thursday night, according to a press release.
Rifles on display at a Connecticut gun store (file).
Tackling gun violence in America has been an uphill battle in Congress, especially since the tragedy at Sandy Hook.
Connecticut Lawmakers Ask Retailers To Ban Guns In Stores
Citing shootings at stores and restaurants, members of Connecticut's congressional delegation called on retailers Friday to ask their customers to leave their guns outside.