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CT Senate Holding Hearing On Plastic Bag Fee

State Senator Ed Meyer is hoping the state of Connecticut will go the way of Westport in ending distribution of plastic bags to shoppers.

02/07/2011

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

Chris Murphy Wants Joe Lieberman’s Senate Seat

Lieberman said Wednesday that he won’t seek a fifth term.

01/20/2011

Sen. Joe Lieberman is seen during a news conference on Capitol Hill - Washington, DC - Dec 18, 2010 - Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

Sen. Joe Lieberman Announces Retirement

Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut has confirmed that he will retire next year.

01/19/2011

The Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz is seen at an Election Night gathering - Hartford, CT - Nov 2, 2010

Connecticut’s Susan Bysiewicz Eyes U.S. Senate

Former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz says she’s running for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Joe Lieberman in 2012.

01/18/2011

Richard Blumenthal celebrates his victory over Linda McMahon in the U.S. Senate race - Hartford, CT - Nov 2, 2010 - Photo: Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images

CT’s Richard Blumenthal Looks Ahead to U.S. Senate

Now with a firm grip on the job he has long aspired to, Richard Blumenthal heads to the U.S. Senate when the new Congress begins its session in January.

12/23/2010

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Gays See Repeal As A Civil Rights Milestone

Allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military is a step toward equality, advocates say, but a fight for other social changes such as gay marriage still lies ahead.

12/19/2010

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‘Daily Show’ Devotes Most Of Program To 9/11 Health

The 9/11 health bill has been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, but remains stalled in the U.S. Senate.

12/17/2010

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Schumer Seeks Disclosure For Online Return Fees

New York’s senior Senator is demanding the FTC crackdown on retailers who are charging customers hidden fees when they return products purchased online.

12/12/2010

James Zadroga - File / Photo: WCBS-TV

9/11 Health Bill Backers Vow To Continue Support

Critics questioned whether the bill is affordable and does enough to ensure that only people with illnesses related to trade center dust get help.

12/10/2010

James Zadroga - File / Photo: WCBS-TV

9/11 Health Bill Falls Short In Senate Test Vote

Senate Republicans have blocked a bill to aid people who got sick after exposure to dust from the World Trade Center’s collapse.

12/09/2010

James Zadroga - File / Photo: WCBS-TV

Crucial Senate Vote For 9/11 Health Bill Today

Zadroga, a New York City police officer and first responder, died in 2006 from a respiratory disease contracted while working at Ground Zero.

12/08/2010

Police officers and other emergency workers are seen at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 13, 2001 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

9/11 Health Bill Backers Rallying On Pearl Harbor Day

360 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Congress passed the War Hazards Compensation Act. It has now been over nine years since the attacks of 9/11.

12/07/2010

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

Schumer Optimistic About Upcoming 9/11 Bill

The U.S. Senate will decide the fate of the James Zagroda 9/11 Bill and Sen. Charles Schumer is “hopeful” it will pass.

12/05/2010

Police officers and other emergency workers are seen at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 13, 2001 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Gillibrand Optimistic About Passage Of 9/11 Health Bill

There is now one month left in the Congressional session, and one more month to pass the 9/11 health bill to provide medical care for sickened Ground Zero responders.

12/01/2010

Police officers and other emergency workers are seen at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 13, 2001 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Bloomberg Presses For 9/11 Health Bill Passage

Mayor Bloomberg and supporters of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act were in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to push for the bill’s passage.

11/16/2010

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