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August 25, 2016

Connecticut Senator Joins Chorus On EpiPen Price Hikes

by Cara Rosner | August 25, 2016 11:26am

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal has joined the growing chorus blasting pharmaceutical giant Mylan over the skyrocketing cost of EpiPens, calling on the company to immediately lower the price of the life-saving medication.

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August 18, 2016

Gun Violence: No Ready Answers; Outreach Needed

by Jack Kramer | August 18, 2016 5:29am

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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August 16, 2016

Mixed Messages Regarding Opioid Epidemic

by Jack Kramer | August 16, 2016 11:30am

Courtesy of SEIU 1199 It seems like you can’t go to a news website, pick up a newspaper, or watch a television newscast these days in Connecticut without hearing about the state’s opioid crisis.

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Correction Officers: Staff and Overtime Reductions Put Them At Risk of Injury

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Nearly five months after the layoffs began, the presidents of three bargaining groups representing 4,800 Correction Department employees wrote Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to tell him they’re concerned about their safety.

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July 29, 2016

Murphy Celebrates Program to Help New Haven’s Residents, Veterans, and Recently Incarcerated

by Jack Kramer | July 29, 2016 5:01pm

jack kramer / ctnewsjunkie One of the new initiative’s goals in New Haven, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Thursday, will be to reduce recidivism by 50 percent over a five-year period.

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July 27, 2016

Connecticut Takes Center Stage On Gun Safety At The DNC

by Christine Stuart | July 27, 2016 11:00pm

C-SPAN U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, who demanded a vote on gun violence prevention legislation for 15 hours in the Senate in June, got his five-minutes in the spotlight Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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July 25, 2016

Democrats Tout Bipartisan Legislation To Crack Down On Deportation of Dangerous Criminals

by Kristi Allen | July 25, 2016 3:24pm

Christine Stuart photo Countering Donald Trump’s rhetoric on Democratic inaction on immigration, Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy introduced a bipartisan bill that aims to increase deportations of convicted criminals.

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July 12, 2016

Connecticut Unlikely To Get Answer On Access To Federal Watch Lists

by Max Moran | July 12, 2016 1:31pm

shutterstock Almost nine months after he first asked White House officials for access to federal terrorist watch lists to prevent suspects from purchasing firearms in Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy seems to have lost hope.

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July 9, 2016

OP-ED | We Must Continue to Build Trust Between Law Enforcement And Our Communities

by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy | July 9, 2016 2:27pm

Over the last week, the nation has witnessed horror. The events have shocked our collective soul. They have been jolts to our conscience — both in Connecticut and across the country — that require a moment of mass reflection.

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June 30, 2016

Officials Say It’s Premature To Draw Conclusions From First Taser Report

by Jack Kramer | June 30, 2016 12:02pm

shutterstock A new report shows that officers were more likely to use Tasers in police incidents with minorities, but those in charge of compiling the information warned Thursday that it is too soon to draw any conclusions from the data.

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