Sen. Richard Blumenthal
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.
When companies hire veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, they not only get willing and able workers, but also a federal tax break, if a bill passed by the Senate becomes law.
A lot of people in Connecticut and other states work out of their home offices for companies located across state lines, in New York, for example.
Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon would defeat former U.S. Rep. Chris Shays in a probable Republican primary for U.S. Senate if the election were held today, according to a Quinnipiac poll.
More than 170,000 customers of Connecticut electricity providers remain without power after Tropical Storm Irene and frustrated residents and business owners are pressing the utility companies for answers.
Mariano Cardoso said he felt relieved and honored that Sen. Richard Blumenthal spoke up for him along with Gov. Dannel Malloy and Sen. Joe Lieberman.