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Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Calls For National Concussion Youth Sports Standards

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy joined doctors in Hartford today, to call for the passage of a bill requiring a national panel to create standards for when young athletes can return to play, after a concussion.

10/10/2014

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‘Look Before You Lock’ Effort Being Launched

Federal and state officials are launching a campaign to raise awareness about the problem of leaving children alone in hot cars after the death of a toddler last month.

08/04/2014

Trucks at a rest stop on I-91 northbound in Middletown. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

CT Senators Seek To Maintain Trucker Driving Limits

Saying it is an issue of safety, Connecticut’s two Democratic senators today called for the preservation of current rules limiting how many hours truckers can driver.

06/20/2014

U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Connecticut Lawmakers Seek Broader Gun Coalition

Several members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation on Friday urged national retailers to take steps to bar guns from their establishments, saying such voluntary efforts could improve public safety and help persuade Congress to pass the gun safety legislation first proposed after the deadly Newtown school shooting.

06/13/2014

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Forum On Drug Abuse Hears from Recovering Addicts

People who abused heroin and other drugs described how they quit as officials called for a comprehensive approach to deal with what they called an epidemic and scourge.

04/17/2014

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Women’s Championship Wagers

Connecticut’s Governor.Lieutenant Governor and U.S. Senators have made some friendly bets with their Indiana collegues on the NCAA Women’s National Championship game in Nashville between undefeated UConn and Notre Dame.

04/08/2014

Senator Chris Murphy (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images)

New England Senators Want Better Syria Plan

U.S. senators from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers calling on President Barack Obama to develop a stronger strategy for addressing the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

03/15/2014

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Murphy: Regulate State Power Suppliers

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is asking federal regulators to curb independent electrical suppliers in Connecticut who offer new contracts with lower rates, but fail to fully disclose the potential for significant rate hikes in case of extreme weather fluctuations.

03/15/2014

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State Receives $9.8M For Home Heating Oil Program

Members of the Connecticut congressional delegation say the federal government has released more than $9.8 million to help low-income families and seniors cover their home heating costs.

02/01/2014

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Murphy Goes Homeless For A Day

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy has gotten a first-hand look at homelessness. Connecticut’s junior Democratic senator spent part of Monday with a homeless man in New Haven, following him from a […]

12/31/2013

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