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Sen. Richard Blumenthal is co-sponsoring bill on military sexual assault.

Senate to vote on military sexual assault bill

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The Senate votes today on legislation to overhaul prosecution of sexual assault crimes in the military, taking the decision out of the chain of command and handing it over to independent uniformed prosecutors. The Military Justice Improvement Act, technically an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, is a response to accusations that the current […] [Read More]
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Sen. Chris Murphy

Murphy pushes amendment to bar combat troops from Iraq

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Sen. Chris Murphy on Monday pushed an amendment that would bar the use of American combat troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria, with several exceptions. Murphy, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said at a news conference with reporters that although the American troop surge of 2007 “quelled the level of […] [Read More]
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Foley: voters should be able to remove Malloy from office

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If only the voters of Connecticut could have a mulligan, Republican Tom Foley says he’d relieve Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of his duties. Foley, ending a self-imposed media blackout in his home state since last November’s election, tells FOX CT that Connecticut needs a mechanism that allows the voters to remove a sitting governor from […] [Read More]
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Exclusive: Texas makes a play for GE

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Not everything is bigger in Texas. Promising a smaller tax bill and hinting at a Brink’s truck of economic incentives, the Lone Star State is attempting to make its way to the front of the pack of suitors for General Electric, should the iconic brand uproot from Connecticut. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent a one-page […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal calls on FRA to enforce looming deadline for positive train control

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal is urging the Federal Railroad Administration to enforce the Congress-mandated December 31 deadline for installing Positive Train Control technology — a deadline the vast majority of railroads will not meet. At a Capitol Hill hearing on passenger railroad safety, the senator pressured Robert Lauby, the chief safety officer of the U.S. Department […] [Read More]
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A full-page ad taken out by the state of Indiana in the Wall Street Journal Wednesday, June 10, 2015, is part of an effort by the Hoosier State Gov. Mike Pence to pry businesses away from the home state of Connecticut rival Dannel P. Malloy. Source: Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Rivalry renewed: Indiana tries to pry Connecticut businesses away

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The Hatfields and McCoys of the nation’s governors — Connecticut’s Dan Malloy and Indiana’s Mike Pence — are at it again. Pence’s administration on Wednesday tried to show up Malloy over rising taxes on corporations in the Constitution State, taking out a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal that makes a less-than-subtle recruiting pitch […] [Read More]
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NTSB says Amtrak engineer not talking, texting before Philly crash

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The engineer driving the Amtrak train that derailed May 12 in Philadelphia was neither talking on his phone nor texting in the moments before the crash, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The board is still investigating the causes of the accident, in which eight died and about 200 were injured. But NTSB Vice […] [Read More]
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Rep. Esty comments on federal rail safety advisory.

Feds to railroads: Slow down at the curves

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Federal railroad authorities on Tuesday urged passenger trains to slow down on approaches to curves and have a second engineer aboard if an excessive-speed warning system is not in place. The Federal Railroad Administration issued its safety advisory in the wake of the Amtrak crash May 12 in Philadelphia resulted in eight lives lost and […] [Read More]
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