• Republican hopes third campaign is the charm

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Tall, soft-spoken and broad-shouldered, Matthew Corey’s callused hands are a testament to the hard work he does and how proud he is to do it. He’s dressed down in a t-shirt and jeans, in a corner booth of McKinnon’s Irish Pub in downtown Hartford, just a few blocks from the state Capitol.

  • Murphy tours medical marijuana dispensary in South Windsor

    SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. – Ask retired Air Force engineer Gary Pozzato what medical marijuana has meant to him, and he pulls no punches. “I would probably be blind by now without it,” the Vernon resident said. “I’ve had glaucoma for 15 years and before pot I had nothing to treat it. I actually think my…

  • State of the Union: Obama expresses one regret

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama admitted Tuesday during his final State of the Union address that he was unable to accomplish everything he wanted during his presidency, and that one of his few regrets was that the “rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better.” Obama said:

  • Murphy touts reauthorization of tax credit for long-term unemployed

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, acting Labor Commissioner Dennis Murphy, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and Tom Phillips, president and CEO of Capital Workforce Partners celebrated the reauthorization of the long-term unemployed tax credit Wednesday. The tax credit was renewed as part of the tax package Congress approved last month. It provides additional incentives…

  • U.S. Rep Himes talks Syria, Congress

    NORWALK, Conn. — Syria is the topic on everyone’s mind, U.S. Rep Jim Himes said Monday, hinting at the parameters of a possible deal to be made involving the U.S. and countries in the troubled region. Himes, in a reporters roundtable held in his Stamford office, talked about a slew of issues, offering an update…

  • Malloy: Congress should keep guns away from people on terror watchlist

    HARTFORD, Conn. – One of a dozen governors to welcome Syrian refugees, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy suggested to top Congressional leaders that if they wanted to make U.S. citizens safer they could ban the sale of weapons to anyone on the terrorist watchlist.

  • Jepsen joins colleagues in urging passage of legislation to help combat opioid abuse

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut has joined a growing chorus urging federal lawmakers to pass legislation that would help states combat heroin and opioid abuse. State Attorney General George Jepsen and attorneys general from 36 other states sent a letter last week to leaders of the Congressional Committee on the Judiciary, asking them to pass the…

  • Connecticut to Congress: Don’t infringe on our jurisdiction

    Connecticut to Congress: Don’t infringe on our jurisdiction

    HARTFORD, Conn. – As Congress considers enacting a national law regarding data-breach notifications, Connecticut and most other states worry that such a law would potentially infringe on their right to investigate breaches. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and 46 other state attorneys general on Tuesday sent a letter to Congressional leaders, asking them to preserve…

  • A homecoming for Norwalk High grad and U.S. Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah)

    Bill Dunne is a member of the Republican Town Committee and serves on the Planning Commission. To the Editor: Watching Benjamin Netanyahu’s history-making speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, it was nice to catch a glimpse of Norwalk’s own Mia Love at her seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.