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Rep. Jim Himes praises cybersecurity bill approved by the House intelligence committee.

Himes hails bill to help thwart cyberattacks

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Rep. Jim Himes is praising a bipartisan measure that would lower barriers on information sharing between companies hit by cyberattacks such as Sony, Target, Home Depot and Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield.   “One of the key next steps for Congress to pass legislation that allows the private sector to share information with each other and […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal: Moratorium on NFL blackouts a victory for fans

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The camera-friendly persona of U.S. Sen Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is apparently rubbing off on the National Football League. On Monday, team owners voted to suspend the league’s controversial television blackout policy for the 2015 season, capitulating to fans and members of Congress such as Blumenthal who had introduced legislation that could threaten the NFL’s business […] [Read More]
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Rep. Esty introduces legislation to promote engineering education and manufacturing.

Esty sponsors engineering education grant program

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Rep. Elizabeth Esty is the lead sponsor of a bill to link engineering education to high-tech manufacturing through specific grants to colleges and universities with engineering programs.   The Manufacturing Universities Act would provide grants of up to $5 million annually over four years for college-level programs. It has some bipartisan support with Rep. Chris […] [Read More]
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Former Gov. John G. Rowland leaves the Federal Courthouse after his trial in New Haven, Conn., on Friday Sept. 19, 2014. Rowland was found guilty on all seven federal counts of violating campaign laws.

Judge rejects Rowland’s motion for new trial

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Former Gov. John G. Rowland appears to have exhausted his legal options for overturning his latest felony conviction. A federal judge on Monday denied Rowland’s motion for a new trial, setting the stage for his sentencing to finally go forward at 10 a.m. Wednesday in U.S. District Court in New Haven after more than two […] [Read More]
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Former New Haven Mayor John C. Daniels, dies

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John Daniels, (photo from C-SPAN) a high school football star while at Hillhouse High, graduated from Villanova and served in the state Senate before becoming New Haven’s first African-American mayor in 1989. He was about 79. This from Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov Wyman: “During a career spanning decades, John Daniels had an unrivaled dedication […] [Read More]
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Himes waffles: congressman harvests maple syrup

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Tapped the trusty Himes maples this pm. No sap flow yet. Thinking it’s still early. pic.twitter.com/mQcinRzZeZ — Jim Himes (@jahimes) March 12, 2015   The farm-to-table congressman is at it again. U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., who has made it a pastime brewing his own beer, canning his own pickles and going clamming with constituents, […] [Read More]
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A geographic representation of baseball allegiances in Connecticut prepared by the Hartford Sports Analysis Collective, which used Facebook "likes" to track support of the Yankees and Red Sox in Connecticut.

Navy blue state: Connecticut favors Yankees over Red Sox

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Connecticut lawmakers were prophetic when they picked “Yankee Doodle” as the state song. The New York Yankees lead the archrival Boston Red Sox in fan allegiances in the Constitution State, 44 to 37 percent in a new Quinnipiac University public opinion poll. The gap between the fan bases is the widest it has been since […] [Read More]
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Murphy celebrates Affordable Care Act - Obamacare.

Murphy says it’s time to `celebrate’ success of Obamacare

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Sen. Chris Murphy stood on the Senate floor Thursday astride a placard that looked like a party invitation, complete with balloons, streamers and decorations. The only difference: It had “ACA works’’ across the front, reflecting Murphy’s assignment as head of Senate Democrats #ACA Works Campaign. Welcome to Murphy’s party for the Affordable Care Act – […] [Read More]
George Gallo, seen in this 2006 file photo when he was state Republican Party chairman, abruptly resigned in February 2014 as chief of staff of the House GOP amid a federal probe into the alleged steering of direct mail contracts to printing companies in Florida and Ohio.

Taxpayers shoulder $27K from House GOP contracting probe

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The collateral damage from a Justice Department probe into a contracting scandal in the House Republican caucus now has a price tag for Connecticut taxpayers: $27,126.74. That’s how much the Office of Legislative Management says it spent to hire an attorney for the House GOP office, which was subpoenaed in February 2014 for all records […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivers his budget address to the senate and house inside the Hall of the House at the State Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Hartford, Conn. While acknowledging the state's economy continues to recover, Malloy told a joint session of the General Assembly that "significant investment" is still needed to improve highways, bridges and rail over the next three decades to improve economic development and quality of life.

Malloy’s approval rating erodes to 43 percent

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The second honeymoon Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the toast of national Democrats last November for his re-election in a Republican year, appears to be over. Malloy’s approval rating has sunk to 43 percent in a new Quinnipiac University poll, dragged down by his austerity plan, billion-dollar deficits and proposed budget cuts that critics say will […] [Read More]
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