The world is full of dreamers. And that’s a good thing. Dreamers make the impossible possible. In the words of Robert F. Kennedy, non-dreamers say “why,” but “I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”
December 29, 2017
December 15, 2017
by Peter Urban | Dec 15, 2017 5:11pm
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The House Education and Workforce Committee met over a span of 11 hours on Tuesday as Democrats sought to block approval of a Republican-sponsored bill that Representative Joe Courtney described as taking a “wrecking ball” to higher education.
In the end, Republicans passed their bill 23-17 with no Democrats in support, putting in jeopardy a popular student loan forgiveness program and leaving in place a prohibition on refinance federal student loans to a lower rate.
November 14, 2017
HARTFORD, CT — The marketing campaign behind the AR-15 style Bushmaster firearm started targeting the Sandy Hook Elementary School gunman when he was 14 years old, according to an attorney for some of his victims.
October 12, 2017
HARTFORD, CT — The full panel of Connecticut Supreme Court justices agreed Wednesday to hear an appeal by the Sandy Hook families against the makers of the AR-15 rifle.
August 30, 2017
HARTFORD, CT — Two dozen local elected officials came to the state Capitol Wednesday to beg state lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to solve the budget stalemate quickly.
June 12, 2017
HARTFORD, CT — On the anniversary of Pulse Nightclub shooting that claimed the lives of 49 people and left 53 injured, U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal remain furious that Congress has done nothing to prevent dangerous people from obtaining firearms.
April 18, 2017
The firearm and ammunition industry is doing quite well across the country although Connecticut’s gun business is not part of that growth, a new study shows.
March 3, 2017
HARTFORD, CT — The family of a teenager who was brutally murdered in 1984 and who just saw her killer set free will be at the state Capitol March 20 to support legislation that would make it tougher for convicted felons to get out of prison before their terms are completed.
December 19, 2016
With more than 80 family members of victims and survivors of gun violence in attendance in Washington to show their support, including many from Connecticut, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and U.S. Reps. Elizabeth Esty and Rosa DeLauro last week renewed their call for tougher gun laws.