Government

Senator says bill opens door for key talks
3:02 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Murphy: Omnibus bill could pave the way for federal gun control

File photo-Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., right, accompanied by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington in April of 2013, following a private meeting with families of the victims of the Newtown School Shooting.
Credit AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says the $1.1 trillion spending bill that made its way through Congress could pave the way for the passage of federal gun control legislation. A bill providing for universal background checks on gun purchases, that was introduced following the Newtown School Shooting, failed to pass the Senate last year.

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Hartford forum focuses on education barriers
2:42 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Advocates for foster children: Equal access to education a civil rights issue

Advocates for children in foster care in Connecticut say equal access to education is a civil rights issue that the state needs to better address. Educational barriers facing those children was the subject of a forum on Thursday at the state Capitol complex in Hartford.

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Government
6:31 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

NY proposes swan hunt and capture

Native to Europe the mute swan has been labeled a pest on the East Coast targeted for eradication.
Credit AP

New York's Department of Environmental Conservation issued a draft wildlife management proposal Thursday that calls for reducing the number of "mute swans" in the state. 

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Government
6:08 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Conn. energy & environment commissioner steps down

Dan Esty, Commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is stepping down
Credit Conn. DEEP

The head of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Wednesday that he’s stepping down.  Daniel Esty says he’s returning to a teaching position at Yale University.

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Most Obamacare enrollees are over 45
3:25 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Health "death spiral" doesn't worry experts

New York's Department of Health released data on enrollment in its health insurance exchange this week.  The data show 26% of young adults are enrolling in the exchange.  This number is just above what experts call the "death spiral."  

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