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February 12, 2016

Blumenthal, Advocates Applaud White House Study of Synthetic Turf

by Jack Kramer | February 12, 2016 2:37pm

Jack Kramer photo President Barack Obama, at the urging of U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, is seeking $1 million for a federal investigation into the safety of artificial turf fields and playgrounds.

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February 5, 2016

OP-ED | Middle Class Jobs, American Dreams Sold Out to Highest Bidders

by Sarah Darer Littman | February 5, 2016 8:00am

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For Stamford resident Matt Olson, a career in IT was the pathway to the American dream. A New Mexico native, who experienced hard times as a kid when his mother became ill and drowned in medical expenses, he graduated with a computer science degree in 1997 and went to work for Sandia National Labs. There, he was paid to go into an accelerated Masters program. By 2001, on his first consulting project, he was making $150 an hour. As Olson observes, “Now that was a labor shortage.”

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January 22, 2016

Coastal Communities Win $54.2M Federal Storm Resiliency Grant

by Christine Stuart | January 22, 2016 1:44pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut will receive a $54.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to improve shoreline infrastructure and increase resiliency for future weather events.

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January 15, 2016

OP-ED | Malloy At #SOTU - More Scutnik Than Sputnik

by Terry Cowgill | January 15, 2016 5:30am


If there was ever any question about Gov. Dannel Malloy’s popularity in the West Wing of the White House, his status as a Lenny Skutnik at Tuesday’s State of the Union address should remove all doubt.

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January 12, 2016

Obama Expresses One Regret

by Christine Stuart | January 12, 2016 11:23pm

whitehouse.gov President Barack Obama admitted Tuesday during his final State of the Union address that he was unable to accomplish everything he wanted during his presidency, and that one of his few regrets was that the “rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better.”

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Esty To Sit With Giffords During Tonight’s SOTU Address

by Christine Stuart | January 12, 2016 11:00am

Christine Stuart file photo Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will sit with U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty tonight during President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address.

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January 11, 2016

Connecticut Senators Push For Hearing On Funding Gun Research

by Rowan Kane | January 11, 2016 12:39pm

Christine Stuart file photo Following President Barack Obama’s executive action on gun control, U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy, Richard Blumenthal and 16 of their colleagues called for a hearing on funding gun research.

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January 7, 2016

Visconti Explores Run For U.S. Senate

by Christine Stuart | January 7, 2016 5:30am

CTNJ file photo Joe Visconti, who shook up the 2014 gubernatorial contest by petitioning his way onto the ballot, announced Wednesday that he’s exploring a run against U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

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January 6, 2016

Murphy Touts Reauthorization of Tax Credit for Long-Term Unemployed

by Christine Stuart | January 6, 2016 3:37pm

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, acting state Labor Commissioner Dennis Murphy, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, and Tom Phillips, president and CEO of Capital Workforce Partners celebrated the reauthorization of the long-term unemployed tax credit Wednesday.

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January 5, 2016

Connecticut Senators Describe Obama’s Executive Action On Guns As ‘Modest’

by Christine Stuart | January 5, 2016 3:01pm

White House on Youtube U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal described as “modest” the 10 executive actions on gun control that President Barack Obama tearfully announced Tuesday in the East Room of the White House.

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