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2 more years? Labriola picks up unlikely endorsement in state GOP race

Connecticut’s top Republican, Jerry Labriola Jr., is distancing himself from what his surrogates characterized as a rogue YouTube video urging GOP leaders to stay the course and re-elect him as party
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal is co-sponsoring bill on military sexual assault.

Senate to vote on military sexual assault bill

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
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Sen. Chris Murphy

Murphy pushes amendment to bar combat troops from Iraq

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
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Foley: voters should be able to remove Malloy from office

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
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Exclusive: Texas makes a play for GE

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
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Blumenthal calls on FRA to enforce looming deadline for positive train control

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
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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

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
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NTSB says Amtrak engineer not talking, texting before Philly crash

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
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Rep. Esty comments on federal rail safety advisory.

Feds to railroads: Slow down at the curves

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
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Rep. Jim Himes' support of trade fast track might have won him a ride on AF1.

Himes travels on AF1 to G7 Summit in wake of fast-track decision

The week after pledging his vote to President Obama on fast-track consideration of an upcoming trade deal, Rep. Jim Himes is drawing heat from organized labor in Connecticut for tagging along on Air
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