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.
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.
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.
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."