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December 7, 2016

Senate Sends Mental Health, Medical Innovation Bill To President

by Jack Kramer | December 7, 2016 5:29pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo 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.

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Himes Wants Congress To Reclaim War Power

by Jack Kramer | December 7, 2016 12:00pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo 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.

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December 5, 2016

Blumenthal Joins Call For Cabinet Nominees To Release Tax Returns

by Christine Stuart | December 5, 2016 1:21pm

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he’s calling upon all of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees to release their tax returns to the Congressional committees that will oversee their nominations.

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November 30, 2016

Connecticut Green Party Supports Presidential Recount Efforts In Other States

by Jack Kramer | November 30, 2016 12:13pm

Jack Kramer file photo Connecticut Green Party Chairman Mike DeRosa believes it is “in the public’s interest” to have presidential recounts in the states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

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November 29, 2016

Mental Health Reform Will Be Part of Lame Duck Session

by Christine Stuart | November 29, 2016 5:29am

Christine Stuart photo 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.

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November 28, 2016

Connecticut Senators Offer Caution Over Trump Infrastructure Proposal

by Christine Stuart | November 28, 2016 2:28pm

Christine Stuart photo 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.

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November 22, 2016

Immigrant Community Calls for Sanctuary State

by Christine Stuart | November 22, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo 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.

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November 21, 2016

Presidential Election Results Renew Call For National Popular Vote

by Jack Kramer | November 21, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo 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.

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November 14, 2016

Blumenthal, Murphy Sound Alarm About Trump’s Appointment of Bannon

by Christine Stuart | November 14, 2016 4:11pm

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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.

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October 14, 2016

OP-ED | Even This Is Not the Last Straw for CT GOP?

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.” 

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