News release from Mayor Bill Finch: Mayor Bill Finch will join Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra to introduce Vice President Joe Biden at a conference on gun violence to be held on Thursday at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.
Entries Tagged as 'Dick Blumenthal'
February 20th, 2013 · 11 Comments · National Politics, News and Events
Murphy: Assault Weapons Don’t Belong At Malls, Churches, College Campuses And Schools–Vance Addresses Conspiracy Cranks
January 24th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy kicked out a statement today as the uphill battle looms to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. State Police Lieutenant Paul Vance also announced today that all victims of the Sandy Hook shootings were shot with an assault rifle, quieting “conspiracy theorists that are trying to mucky up the waters.” See [...]
Merrill: Historic Milestone For Hispanic Voters, City Leads With Active Registration–Denise Dances With Dick In Celebration
January 8th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill grooved to the music today with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Andres Ayala–who will receive the oath of office Wednesday as one of the first two Hispanic state senators in Connecticut history–to announce figures for Connecticut’s growing Hispanic voting population. Merrill says Bridgeport leads the way with the [...]
January 3rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · News and Events
From AP: Chris Murphy has taken the oath of office to become Connecticut’s newest U.S. senator, replacing the retiring Joe Lieberman.
January 1st, 2013 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events
From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: Butler Business School and two sister schools in the state have closed without warning, leaving as many as 1,200 students saddled with more than $20,000 in loans each and without the diploma that would enable them to start paying off their debt.
January 1st, 2013 · 3 Comments · News and Events
U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal’s statement after voting for a Senate deal on the fiscal cliff: “I’m frustrated and unhappy that we couldn’t reach a better solution much sooner, but this deal is better than no deal at all. Avoiding the fiscal cliff protects the nation’s middle class–including 1.4 million families in Connecticut–from steep severely damaging [...]
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NRA Leader Wants Armed Police Officers In Every School–Blumenthal: Shameless Proposal, Chris Christie: Won’t Make Schools Safer
December 22nd, 2012 · 50 Comments · News and Events
Okay, what say you about NRA official Wayne LaPierre’s call for armed guards in every school? U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal told the Hartford Courant LaPierre’s suggestion is “sadly and shamefully inadequate.”