Sen. Richard Blumenthal
Two days before Vice President Joseph Biden was due to give President Barack Obama recommendation on curbing gun violence, the National Rifle Association has said an assault weapons ban will nto pass in Congress.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal said that while convicted felons and others are prohibited from purchasing guns, there is nothing to stop them from buying ammunition.
While Mayor Bloomberg said it is right for President Obama to console the grieving in Newtown, on the assault weapons ban he says it’s time for the president to stand up and lead.
In Connecticut, one lawmaker says seniors should not have been left in the dark during superstorm Sandy and she’s doing something about it.
The pounding the region has taken from three big storms over the last year has Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal saying we have to change our tactic from storm response to storm preparation.
Bill Quinlan, senior vice president for Connecticut Light & Power, told reporters on Thursday he would not be more specific because of the extent of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.
The federal government is shutting down the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, located on Long Island Sound. Now the debate over what to do with the space.
The government says 170 people now have been sickened in the meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid shots, and 14 of them have died.
Blumenthal said the compound pharmacies appear to operate in a “regulatory black hole,” which must be closed.
Friday morning, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, and other officials cut the ribbon on the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, also known as the Q Bridge.
The so-called “Buffett rule” tax bill heads before the U.S. Senate today and Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is behind it, even though he admits he knows it is unlikely to pass.
The junior Senator from Connecticut is writing a bill that would stop the practice of employers asking job applicants for their Facebook or other social media passwords.
It was about one year ago, when gas prices were a lot lower than they are now, that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appointed a task force to look into possible fraud behind rising gas prices. But Sen. Blumenthal says he hasn’t heard anything from the task force.
A number of Senators are asking the Justice Department to appeal the court ruling that found tobacco companies can’t be compelled to label cigarettes with graphic photos of ailments that may afflict long term smokers.
One official from Connecticut is reminding those in his state not to pay for services they didn’t get.