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Sens. Booker, Murphy Seek Alternatives To Incarcerating Teens

The bill aims to give incentives to states that seek out alternatives to incarceration, such as counseling and other mental health services.

06/30/2014

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) addresses journalists in Budapest on January 31, 2014. (Credit: ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy Calls For Gas Tax Hike For Infrastructure Upgrades

Connecticut and every other state in the nation is dealing with failing infrastructure – and no money to pay for repairs.

05/30/2014

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Conn. Lawmakers Look To Combat Growing Heroin Crisis

Democratic U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty hosted the “Community Conversation on Heroin,” at Waterbury City Hall.

04/17/2014

Heroin (file/credit: Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmakers Look To Combat ‘Exploding’ Heroin Crisis

Connecticut’s U.S. senators have outlined steps to combat the growing number of fatalities from heroin in the state and nationwide.

03/18/2014

Rep. Chris Murphy is seen in his official headshot - File / Photo: Office of Chris Murphy

Sen. Murphy On Crimea Vote: Putin’s ‘Done Something Incredibly Stupid’

President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine.

03/17/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer announces support for legislation to make 3D printed guns illegal, May 5, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Senate Renews Ban On Plastic Guns

Monday’s vote to extend the prohibition on plastic guns for another decade responds to a growing threat from steadily improving 3-D printers that can produce such weapons.

12/09/2013

Trains following a collision on Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line - May 17, 2013 (credit: Fairfield PD)

Railroad Official: Metro-North Far Behind On Maintenance

Chief Engineer Robert Puciloski, who appeared at the National Transportation Safety Board hearing in Washington, D.C., said the railroad is “behind in several areas,” including a five-year schedule of cyclical maintenance that had not been conducted in the area of the Bridgeport derailment since 2005.

11/07/2013

Sen. Chris Murphy (R) at the Cornell Scott-Hill health center in New Haven where people are enrolling in the Access Health CT marketplace, Oct. 23, 2013. (credit: Twitter/Sen. Chris Murphy)

Sen. Murphy Touts Smooth Implementation Of State’s Health Insurance Marketplace

Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy on Wednesday visited two health care centers in New Haven and Hartford to see how the sign-up process has been going.

10/23/2013

An image grab taken from a video shows an opposition fighter firing an rocket propelled grenade (RPG) on August 26, 2013 during clashes with regime forces over the strategic area of Khanasser, situated on the only road linking Aleppo to central Syria. (credit: SALAH AL-ASHKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Lawmakers Urge Restraint As U.S. Mulls Action In Syria

The junior senator on Tuesday called for the Obama administration to exercise restraint as it considers its response to Syria following allegations it used chemical weapons in its civil war.

08/28/2013

FILE - Protective berms are viewed on Compo Beach  in Westport, Connecticut.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Conn. Panel To Discuss Rebuilding After Sandy

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators are meeting with federal, state and local officials to discuss rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy and steps that can be taken to blunt future storm damage.

07/26/2013

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (C) meets with Conn. officials, July 22, 2013. (credit: Twitter/Gov. Dannel Malloy)

New Federal Transportation Secretary Meets With Conn. Lawmakers

Secy. Anthony Foxx said investing in the nation’s transportation system is the greatest example of what one generation can do for the next.

07/22/2013

A pair of angel wings and balloons stand after being offered at a makeshift shrine to the victims of a elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.  (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Moment Of Silence, Calls For Action Mark 6 Months Since Newtown

Two sisters of slain teacher Victoria Soto asked the crowd gathered at Edmond Town Hall for a 26-second moment of silence, honoring the 20 children and six adults gunned down at the school on Dec. 14.

06/14/2013

Two Metro-North trains collided in Bridgeport, Conn., on May 17, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Connecticut Officials Want More From Feds On Rail Safety

Connecticut officials are calling on the federal government to spend more on rail safety and reliability following the Metro-North Railroad derailment and crash near Bridgeport.

05/29/2013

Sen. Chris Murphy meets with representatives and case workers from food banks - May 24, 2013 (credit: Senator's Office)

Sen. Chris Murphy Finishes Five Days On Food Stamps

For five days, Murphy existed on a meager daily diet consisting mainly of ramen noodles, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and a banana.

05/24/2013

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmakers Want Federal Funds To Tear Down, Rebuild Sandy Hook

Newtown, Conn. officials decided last week to tear down and rebuild Sandy Hook Elementary School.

05/16/2013

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