Politics & Elections
State Rep. Gail Lavielle

Letter from Hartford: New bill threatens cities and towns

HB 6851 would strip towns and cities of part of their local planning and zoning decision-making authority by transferring it to a board of state-level appointees.

State Rep. Gail Lavielle

Letter from Hartford: Breaking Connecticut’s transportation impasse

There are two components of what is happening with transportation in Hartford — establishing a statewide infrastructure plan and determining how to pay for it.

With President Barack Obama at the signing ceremony for the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act are, left to right, Susan Selke (Clay Hunt’s mother), Richard Selke (Clay Hunt’s father), Sen. Joe Donnelly, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Paul Rieckhoff (founder and CEO, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, IAVA), Sen. John McCain, Bonnie Carroll (president and founder, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, TAPS), Gary Augustine (executive director, Disabled American Veterans), Michelle Obama, Jake Wood (co-founder and executive director of Team Rubicon), Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Rep. Timothy Walz.

Bipartisan veterans suicide prevention act signed into law

President Obama signs a bill that will provide suicide prevention services to veterans.

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Sen. Chris Murphy: Every child counts

Sen. Murphy has introduced the Every Child Counts Act.

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