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Metro-North power failure
5:05 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Conn. senators say Metro-North and ConEdison are not doing enough to prevent future power failures

Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal at the U.S. Senate field hearing on the Metro-North power failure at Bridgeport City Hall, on Oct. 28 2013.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut’s two US Senators say Metro-North Railroad and New York utility ConEdison are not doing enough to prevent power problems like the one that disrupted service along the busy commuter rail line last month. The senators heard from the top officials at the two companies on Monday. 

 

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Government
9:47 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Conn., NY congressional delegation relieved over last minute deal

Members of Congress from Connecticut and New York say they're relieved after they helped flip the government's lights back on and avoid a default.

Matt Laslo reports the sixteen day government shutdown not only frayed the nerves of furloughed federal workers and contractors in the region, it also frayed the Republican Party.

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Gun Control Debate
6:39 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Conn. U.S. Senators continuing push for gun legislation

Jackie Pettway (middle) with Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, as well as Congressman Jimes Himes and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch (left to right). Pettway's 26-year-old son was killed while trying to shield a group of school children during a shooting in the North End of Bridgeport earlier this month.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut's U.S. Senators say they are pushing to have Congress consider another gun violence prevention bill before the end of this legislative session.  Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal held a roundtable in Bridgeport on Monday with about a dozen family members of gun violence victims, community activists and law enforcement.

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Murphy wants stricter coastal zoning
7:37 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Sen. Murphy urges stricter zoning in coastal communities

Senator Chris Murphy
Credit AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says municipalities need to encourage stricter zoning in coastal communities. That's so they can avoid the extensive property damage associated with extreme weather events like the recent Hurricane Sandy. Murphy was speaking at a forum he organized on Friday at the Yale Climate and Energy Institute.  Murphy said it will be difficult to accomplish such zoning changes.

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Debate over military strike in Syria
9:15 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Conn., NY lawmakers weigh in on Syria

The Capitol as seen through a door in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

President Obama's call to postpone a vote on a military strike in Syria is giving members of Congress some breathing room. Matt Laslo reports from Washington on what some lawmakers from Connecticut and New York are saying about the issue.

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