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Senator Blumenthal, Senator Murphy (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Connecticut’s Senators Split On Spending Bill

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators split in the vote on the $1.1 trillion spending bill passed 56-40 Saturday night.

12/13/2014

Donald E. Williams Jr. (Courtesy of the Connecticut Senate Democrats)

State’s Largest Teachers Union Hires Senate Boss

The state’s largest teachers union has hired the departing leader of the state Senate as its deputy public policy director.

11/28/2014

Charla Nash (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Senate Committee Advances Primate Pet Bill

Federal legislation supported by a Connecticut woman blinded and disfigured by a chimpanzee attack, making it harder to keep primates as pets, has cleared a U.S. Senate committee.

07/30/2014

Senator Richard Blumenthal (Courtesy CT-N)

Despite Cost, Blumenthal Calls On House To Approve Senate VA Bill

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the senate version of a VA hospital fix will eventually cost $50-billion per year. Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal spoke outside the Newington VA, calling on the House to approve the senate version of the proposal.

06/16/2014

File photo of marijuana (Credit: Alain Jocard/Getty Photos)

Senate To Study Home-Grown Marijuana

The Senate has voted to study whether people with serious illnesses should be allowed to grow marijuana at home.

05/01/2014

Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Labor History Bill Passes Senate

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers are moving closer to requiring the Department of Education to come up with a curriculum that local school districts can use to teach about the history of the labor […]

04/23/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.

04/07/2014

Ted Kennedy, Jr. (Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Ted Kennedy Jr. To Run For Connecticut Senate

Ted Kennedy Jr. is planning to run for the state Senate in Connecticut.

04/07/2014

File photo of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT).  (credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images)

Leahy Says Farm Bill Is Good For Vermont

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says the farm bill passed by the Senate is good for Vermont for many reasons.

02/04/2014

Senator Chris Murphy (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Murphy Tells Senate About Connecticut’s Unemployed

One day after clearing a key Senate hurdle, legislation to renew long-term jobless benefits veered toward gridlock Wednesday.

01/08/2014

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