Connecticut's U.S. Senators met with some of the state's mental health experts on Monday to talk about problems with mental health treatment — and potential solutions. The meeting came three days after the release of a state report, which found a series of missed opportunities in the treatment of the Newtown shooter, Adam Lanza.
The report suggested a lack of communication among Lanza's parents, educators, and mental health professionals. Senator Chris Murphy said it was evidence of a fragmented system of treatment.
U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, with State Rep. Charles Clemons of Bridgeport, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut at a news conference on the NTSB report at the Bridgeport train station on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says he plans to introduce legislation in September to create two new programs to help fund improvements to the passenger rail system. Murphy shared his ideas with business leaders in Stamford on Thursday.
Murphy is proposing the creation of a program to allow the federal government to guarantee the debt issued by states or rail authorities to pay for large rail infrastructure projects.
Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are urging national retailers to voluntarily take steps to reduce gun violence by barring guns from their establishments. The lawmakers made the call on Friday at the state Capitol in Hartford.