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December 29, 2017

OP-ED | Governor Griebel: Visions of Weicker Dancing In His Head?

by Terry Cowgill | Dec 29, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Opinion | State Capitol | Hartford | Newtown

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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?”

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December 15, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | GOP Readies Higher Ed Overhaul; Sandy Hook Remembered; Net Neutrality Repealed

by Peter Urban | Dec 15, 2017 5:11pm
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | International Trade | Civil Liberties | Congress | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | DC News Junkie | Education | Media Matters | White House | Newtown | Technology sector

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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.

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November 14, 2017

Sandy Hook Families’ Attorney Says Gun Maker’s Courtship With Gunman Began Long Before Shooting

by Christine Stuart | Nov 14, 2017 3:37pm
Posted to: Courts | Legal | Hartford | Newtown

Cloe Poisson / Hartford Courant (pool) 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.

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October 12, 2017

State Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal By Sandy Hook Families

by Christine Stuart | Oct 12, 2017 11:30am
Posted to: Courts | Legal | Newtown

ctnewsjunkie file photo 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.

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August 30, 2017

Local Elected Officials Call On Lawmakers To End Budget Stalemate

by Christine Stuart | Aug 30, 2017 2:10pm
Posted to: Town News | Newtown | Portland | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie 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.

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June 12, 2017

Murphy, Blumenthal See Hope At Ballot Box For Gun Reforms

by Christine Stuart | Jun 12, 2017 1:04pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Election 2018 | Law Enforcement | Public Safety | White House | Newtown

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie 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.

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April 18, 2017

Connecticut’s Firearms Industry Loses Economic Output, Jobs According To Industry Group

by Jack Kramer | Apr 18, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Economic Development | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Public Safety | Newtown

Courtesy of NSSF 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.

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March 3, 2017

Family of Murder Victim To Advocate for Tougher Early Release Conditions

by Jack Kramer | Mar 3, 2017 6:34pm
Posted to: Courts | Legal | Monroe | Newtown | Oxford | Southbury | Waterbury

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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.

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December 19, 2016

Connecticut Politicians To Push Trump, Congress To Toughen Gun Laws

by Jack Kramer | Dec 19, 2016 12:30pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Public Health | White House | Newtown

Screenshot courtesy of Blumenthal's YouTube feed 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.

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August 18, 2016

Gun Violence: No Ready Answers; Outreach Needed

by Jack Kramer | Aug 18, 2016 5:29am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Town News | Branford | Bridgeport | Litchfield | New Haven | Newtown | Law Enforcement | Public Safety

This article first appeared in Connecticut Town & City magazine and is reprinted here with permission from the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

Coming to consensus on gun ownership rights in this country is a useless exercise.

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