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President Barack Obama

White House aims to extend overtime protections to five million

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A new White House plan to extend overtime protections for workers could benefit up to 40,000 full-time salaried workers in Connecticut and five million nationwide in its first year. President Barack Obama this morning announced that the U.S. Department of Labor will propose a rule to update requirements for overtime pay eligibility, which currently apply […] [Read More]
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GOP leader flies Confederate flag

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   UPDATE 5:30 p.m. Saturday: The Confederate flag has been removed from a Republican State Central Committee member’s house, according to perennial GOP candidate Joe Visconti. Visconti said that he spoke Saturday morning to fellow Republican Scott Veley, who told him that the flag was displayed for two hours on Thursday and then taken down.  […] [Read More]
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Dinner with Malloy: $3K

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Remember, the bread plate is always to the left, especially with this crowd. If you’ve ever wanted an audience with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy over rubber chicken, here’s your chance, only it’ll cost you $3,000. It’s cheaper than hiring a lobbyist. Wanna know how Chris Murphy really feels about Vladimir Putin  — or maybe you […] [Read More]
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Rep. Elizabeth Esty

Esty presses for answers on wavering future of Positive Train Control

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At a House Railroad Subcommittee hearing Wednesday morning, Rep. Elizabeth Esty pressed panel members to “get down to brass tacks” on the consequences for railroads that fail to meet Congress’ December 31 deadline for installing Positive Train Control. “As you can sense from today’s hearing, there is increasing impatience and concern about how long [Positive […] [Read More]
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Murphy calls on Senate to address gun violence (w/video)

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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) called on Congress to take action to curb gun violence during a “Voices of Victims” speech on the floor of the U.S. senate Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Murphy opened his speech with a conversation about the 2012 Sandy Hook Tragedy, but reminded the audience that the issue is alive today […] [Read More]
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Lawmakers join effort to rescue the Sound from decades of pollution

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With new legislation to continue the restoration of the Long Island Sound, Connecticut and New York area lawmakers hope to reverse the effects of over-development, pollution, dumping of dredged materials and releases of untreated sewage on the estuary’s water quality. The bill — the Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act — will combine two […] [Read More]
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Senate approves defense bill with goodies for Sikorsky

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The Senate offered up some good news for beleaguered Sikorsky Aircraft, approving a defense authorization bill that includes more than $3 billion for helicopter purchases and upgrades from the Stratford-based company. The measure, the National Defense Authorization Act, won approval in the House last month. It now goes to a congressional conference committee before heading […] [Read More]
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Rep. Jim Himes voted again to support President Obama on trade fast track.

Himes again votes for trade fast track

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For the second time in a week, Rep. Jim Himes voted in favor of giving President Obama unfettered fast-track authority to negotiate a controversial trade deal with 11 Pacific rim trading partners – the Trans-Pacific Partnership. And again for the second time in a week, the House voted to approve the measure 218-208 in what […] [Read More]
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