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November 8, 2016

Blumenthal Wins Second Term; Democrats Hold Connecticut Congressional Seats

by Christine Stuart | November 8, 2016 9:46pm

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal easily won a second term Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Dan Carter, a state representative from Bethel.

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August 19, 2016

Cadena’s Campaign Strategy Is To Talk To As Many Voters As Possible

by Max Moran | August 19, 2016 4:30am

Courtesy of Cadena's campaign website Wander around downtown New Haven over the next few months and you might just bump into the man hoping to upset one of the most popular Connecticut politicians running for re-election this year.

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June 28, 2016

DeLauro Continues Push For Vote on Gun Control

by Max Moran | June 28, 2016 4:23pm

Christine Stuart file photo Congress may be in recess until July 5, but that’s not stopping U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro from calling upon Republican leadership in the House to allow a vote on gun control.

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June 22, 2016

Connecticut Delegation Joins Sit-In For Vote On Gun Legislation

by Christine Stuart | June 22, 2016 11:41am

Courtesy of Esty's staff (Updated 7 a.m. Thursday) Connecticut’s Congressional delegation joined other Democratic representatives Wednesday in a sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in an effort to force a vote on gun control legislation.

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June 15, 2016

New Britain Gets Federal Grant To Address Lead Abatement

by Jack Kramer | June 15, 2016 1:00pm

shutterstock The City of New Britain got some good news from Washington this week when it was awarded $3.4 million to help reduce lead hazards and make housing units safer for children.

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August 7, 2015

State Still Diverting Dollars Meant to Prevent Smoking to General Fund

by Elizabeth Regan | August 7, 2015 10:00am

As the state continues to divert money from a tobacco abuse prevention fund to the general budget, advocates working to curb cancer deaths blame lawmakers for failing to support efforts to quit the habit and for opening the door to a new generation of smokers.

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July 7, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | DeLauro Calls for Stricter Tanning Device Regulations

by Madeline Stocker | July 7, 2015 10:53am

Madeline Stocker photo Two years after Connecticut banned the use of tanning devices for all minors under the age of 17, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro is pushing to increase the age limit by one year and calling for a national ban.

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February 17, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Homeland Security Funding Hangs in the Balance

by Jordan Fenster | February 17, 2015 5:30am

Congress is in recess this week, but the big news last week was the approval in the House of a measure that authorizes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and a bill intended to provide funding to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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