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December 1, 2016

Mental Health, Medical Innovation Bill Clears First Congressional Hurdle

by Jack Kramer | December 1, 2016 11:44am

Screengrab courtesy of C-SPAN After overwhelming, bipartisan approval Wednesday by the U.S. House of Representatives, a mental health reform bill which includes $1 billion to combat the opioid addiction crisis in the country, is headed for a Senate vote next week.

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November 29, 2016

Mental Health Reform Will Be Part of Lame Duck Session

by Christine Stuart | November 29, 2016 5:29am

Christine Stuart photo EAST HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Monday that Congress has reached a tentative deal to move forward with parts of his Mental Health Reform Act and a medical innovation bill during the upcoming lame duck session.

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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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October 19, 2016

Blumenthal Tells Department of Justice To Reject Mylan Settlement

by Cara Rosner | October 19, 2016 12:06pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal wants the Department of Justice to reject a $465 million settlement it recently reached with Mylan Pharmaceuticals, saying the EpiPen maker should take more accountability for shortchanging the Medicaid program.

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October 13, 2016

Republican Challenger Struggles with Fundraising In Fairfield County

by Christine Stuart | October 13, 2016 4:30am

Christine Stuart photo It’s not easy being a Republican in Connecticut even when you’re running in a swing district known for being generous to political candidates.

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October 11, 2016

Report Highlights Practice of Offshore Tax Havens

by Jack Kramer | October 11, 2016 4:30am

A new report shows that Fortune 500 companies, including several in Connecticut, are placing an estimated $2.5 trillion in offshore tax havens. It’s a practice that’s totally legal.

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October 6, 2016

Blumenthal, Murphy Say Congress Is Ripe for Green Bank Legislation

by Jack Kramer | October 6, 2016 4:30am

jack kramer / ctnewsjunkie Connecticut U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal told a receptive audience at the Yale School of Management on Wednesday that the timing has never been better for Congress to pass national Green Bank legislation.

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September 7, 2016

Blumenthal Urges Congress To Approve Firefighter Cancer Registry

by Jack Kramer | September 7, 2016 10:30am

Courtesy of CT-N Keeping track of cancer detection rates for firefighters across the state and the nation is an action that is long overdue, according to those who fight fires for a living.

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September 1, 2016

Murphy Connects To Constituents While Walking Across Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | September 1, 2016 4:30am

Jack Kramer photo U.S. Senator Chris Murphy says he would understand if his fellow senators believe “he might be getting a little showy.”

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August 29, 2016

Republican Challenger Has Trouble Engaging Democratic Opponent In U.S. Senate Contest

by Jack Kramer | August 29, 2016 3:30pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Dan Carter understands he is in a “David versus Goliath” race in his attempt to unseat U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal this November.

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