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FRA Commissioner questioned at hearing
6:13 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Blumenthal says system for rail safety rules broken

FRA Commissioner Joseph Szabo at Tuesday's hearing
Credit Committee web broadcast of hearing

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says the system for issuing new federal rail safety rules is broken.  Blumenthal questioned the head of the Federal Railroad Administration Tuesday in a committee hearing.

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GOP and Dem candidates seek public money
6:06 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Conn GOP gubernatorial candidate Foley applies for public financing

Republican candidate Tom Foley after winning his party's nomination at the GOP Convention at Mohegan Sun on May 17, 2013
Credit Ebong Udoma

On Tuesday, the endorsed Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut applied to use the state’s public financing program to fund his gubernatorial campaign. The GOP candidate Tom Foley spent nearly $11 million of his own money in his first run for governor four years ago. 

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Conn. & NY will be required to reduce pollution
5:53 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Conn. AG says EPA regulations will improve state's air quality

Public officials in Connecticut and New York welcomed new rules announced Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon pollution from power plants. The EPA was required to issue the rules by a Supreme Court ruling following a suit filed by Connecticut, New York and 10 other states.

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Says Conn. vets have seen delays
5:45 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Blumenthal wants to see audits of Conn. VAs

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is calling for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to release the results of audits conducted at VA healthcare facilities.

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Government
11:58 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Sudden cardiac arrest bill awaits Conn. governor's signature

A bill awaiting Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy's signature would raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest in high school students.

The National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a registry last fall to track deaths resulting from the condition in young people.

In Connecticut, the death of one high school athlete led to the passage of the state bill.

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