December 7, 2016
by Jack Kramer | December 7, 2016 5:29pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Mental Health Reform Act, which includes $1 billion in emergency funding to address the opioid and heroin crisis, and increased investments in cancer treatment and medical research, passed the U.S. Senate 94-5 Wednesday.
by Jack Kramer | December 7, 2016 12:00pm
Connecticut U.S. Rep. Jim Himes is worried that “we’ll have foreign policy by Twitter” under President-elect Donald Trump, that’s why he introduced the Reclamation of War Powers Act, a bill he claims would return the power to wage war back to Congress.
December 5, 2016
by Christine Stuart | December 5, 2016 1:21pm
November 30, 2016
by Jack Kramer | November 30, 2016 12:13pm
November 29, 2016
by Christine Stuart | November 29, 2016 5:29am
EAST HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Monday that Congress has reached a tentative deal to move forward with parts of his Mental Health Reform Act and a medical innovation bill during the upcoming lame duck session.
November 28, 2016
by Christine Stuart | November 28, 2016 2:28pm
EAST HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy expressed cautious optimism Monday about President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal to spend $1 trillion on improving America’s roads, bridges, and transportation systems.
November 22, 2016
by Christine Stuart | November 22, 2016 5:30am
HARTFORD, CT — Last week college students across the country called on their administrators to pledge their support to undocumented students and faculty, on Monday more than a hundred marchers were calling on state leadership to become a sanctuary state.
November 21, 2016
by Jack Kramer | November 21, 2016 5:30am
President-elect Donald Trump’s upset win over Hillary Clinton has renewed talk across the country, including Connecticut, of going to a winner-take-all national popular vote election.
November 14, 2016
by Christine Stuart | November 14, 2016 4:11pm
HARTFORD, CT — They can’t do anything about it, but Connecticut Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are troubled by president-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Stephen K. Bannon as chief strategist.
October 14, 2016
by Sarah Darer Littman | October 14, 2016 9:00am
Last December, disturbed by the rising tide of hate speech, I wrote a piece titled “Now is the time for moral courage.” Sadly, there was none of that to be found in Connecticut’s Republican Party, and very little in the national GOP. Two months later, in February, I went to a coffee with my state legislators and asked them the same question, and they sat mute as I was told to “be quiet” and “stop talking.”