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April 20, 2016

Senate Sends Bill To Give Dreamers Access To Financial Aid To House

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2016 11:10pm

Christine Stuart file photo Connecticut Dreamers cheered Senate approval Wednesday of a bill that gives them access to financial aid at public colleges and universities.

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April 15, 2016

Connecticut Comes Together to Combat Opioid and Heroin Crisis

by Jack Kramer | April 15, 2016 5:30am

Screengrab of CT-N The meeting rooms in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, especially this time of year as the state legislature races toward its session deadline, are generally filled with loud, boisterous, often confrontational conversations.

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April 6, 2016

Connecticut Senate Seeks To Send Message to Washington On Supreme Court Nominee

by Jack Kramer | April 6, 2016 2:05pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut’s Democrat-controlled Senate voted 19-15 Wednesday in favor of a resolution asking the U.S. Senate to hold confirmation hearings on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland.

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Connecticut Democrats Propose Resolution In Support of Obama’s SCOTUS Nominee

by Christine Stuart | April 6, 2016 5:30am

Mark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.com Connecticut’s Democrat-controlled Senate will consider a resolution today asking the U.S. Senate to hold confirmation hearings on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland.

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April 4, 2016

Carter Will Seek Republican Nomination To Challenge Blumenthal

by Christine Stuart | April 4, 2016 1:37pm

Christine Stuart photo A little more than a month before the Republican nominating convention, Rep. Dan Carter, R-Bethel, announced that he’s running for U.S. Senate.

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March 25, 2016

OP-ED | Rob Simmons: Standing Up For Peripatetic Pups

by Terry Cowgill | March 25, 2016 5:30am

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It’s been a long march for Rob Simmons. And as a former colonel in the U.S. Army, Simmons knows something about marching — and expecting the unexpected. But there is little Simmons’ time as a CIA officer, or his five terms in Congress, could have done to prepare the man for what awaited him as First Selectman of Stonington.

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March 22, 2016

Blumenthal Calls For Reforms To Foreign Worker Visa Program

by Christine Stuart | March 22, 2016 1:56pm

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday criticized a non-immigrant visa program that allows companies to replace American workers with foreign workers.

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March 21, 2016

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Connecticut Lawmakers Fail To Block Republican Move On Immigration

by Steve Majerus-Collins | March 21, 2016 10:00am

Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock Despite the unanimous opposition of Connecticut’s congressional delegation, the Republican-controlled U.S. House voted last week to urge the Supreme Court to block President Barack Obama’s efforts to reduce the deportation of undocumented immigrants.

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March 15, 2016

Even As Political Spending Explodes, Disclosure Remains Hazy

by Mary Spicuzza and Jeremy B. White | March 15, 2016 11:59am

AP File Photo / Andy Manis / http://sunshineweek.rcfp.org The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision effectively wiped out key campaign finance regulations that had been in effect for decades, so requiring more disclosure of campaign donors may be the only way for the public to have some control over political campaigns. Yet Congress and the states have shown little appetite to do so.

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Murphy Tours Medical Marijuana Dispensary in South Windsor

by Jack Kramer | March 15, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer photo Ask retired Air Force engineer Gary Pozzato what medical marijuana has meant to him, and he pulls no punches.

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