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Lawmakers Say Students Should Have Access To More Websites

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Democratic U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and Republican state Sen. Rob Kane are joining forces to urge Connecticut schools to allow students greater access to political websites. Both said Monday there is […]

06/30/2014

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Murphy To Hold Town Hall On Iraq

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is holding his second town hall forum on the Sunni insurgent advance that is wreaking havoc in Iraq. The Democrat was scheduled to meet with constituents […]

06/28/2014

Students at the Connecticut school where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed in December are returning to classes in a neighboring town. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Dollars Earmarked For Sandy Hook Victims, Family

(Newtown, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The Newtown community is receiving over $7 million in federal grant money to support victims, family members, and first responders a year-and-a-half after the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. […]

06/17/2014

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Murphy Calls For Economic Sanctions Against Russia

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is calling for economic sanctions against Russia in response to its military presence in Crimea.

03/02/2014

Sen. Richard Blumenthal.  (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Conn. US Senators Cautious On Surveillance Reforms

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators are sounding cautious over work facing Congress in reforming NSA surveillance practices as proposed by President Barack Obama.

01/18/2014

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Two Youngest Senators Aim To Lower College Costs

The two youngest members of the U.S. Senate are co-sponsoring legislation aimed at lowering college costs by withholding federal funds from schools that fail to meet new national affordability and quality standards — a proposal likely to draw strong opposition from higher education institutions.

12/08/2013

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Democrats Pushing Starbucks To Ban Guns From Coffee Shops Nationwide

Connecticut Democrats are pushing Starbucks to ban firearms from its coffee shops.

09/04/2013

President Barack Obama is accompanied by former lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords, Vice President Joe Biden and family members of Newtown school shooting victims as he speaks on gun control at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 17, 2013. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Sandy Hook Victim’s Family: Efforts To Lobby Senate ‘Extremely Exhausting’

Emotionally drained and weary family members of the Newtown shooting victims, thrust into a new role as gun control lobbyists, said they’re disappointed but undaunted by the U.S. Senate’s rejection Wednesday of an amendment expanding background checks for gun purchases.

04/18/2013

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., speaks at a press conference with Congress members from Connecticut and a group of 26 cyclists who rode from Newtown, Conn., in support of common-sense solutions to gun violence on March 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Dem Senator Wants Fox Not To Broadcast NRA-Sponsored NASCAR Race

A U.S. senator from Connecticut has sent a letter to media mogul Rupert Murdoch asking that Fox network not broadcast Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race sponsored by the National Rifle Association.

04/12/2013

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