US Rep. Larson seeks public input about Republican tax law
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Larson is hosting a public forum to talk with residents about the effects of the Republican-written tax law.
The Connecticut Democrat says as average tax refunds fall, he wants to hear from constituents. The forum is planned for 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the Lincoln Center in Manchester, Connecticut.
Congress members press HUD on state of Hartford complexes
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some of Connecticut's members of Congress are pressing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to do more to address the state of decrepit housing complexes in Hartford.
Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Rep. John Larson say the federal agency has not done enough fix conditions at HUD-assisted complexes that jeopardize residents' health.
Connecticut’s newest congressional member to be sworn in
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new member of Connecticut's congressional delegation will be sworn into office with the rest of the incoming 116th Congress.
Democrat Jahana Hayes, a 45-year-old former national teacher of the year, will be the first black woman to represent Connecticut in Congress. She's scheduled to appear at Thursday's swearing-in ceremony, to be held on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Corey wins Connecticut GOP nod for Senate, will face Murphy
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Matthew Corey, a window washer and Hartford pub owner, won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Connecticut on Tuesday and will face an uphill battle against Democratic incumbent Chris Murphy.
The 54-year-old Navy veteran, who received the Republican party endorsement in May, defeated Dominic Rapini, a national sales manager for Apple computers.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Funding has been lined up for improvements to Connecticut's historic Colt Park.
Amid new revelations about the federal government's handling of their amended gaming agreements with the state, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes are banking on an investigation launched at the request of Connecticut's congressional delegation.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal is one of the richest members of Congress while Sen. Chris Murphy is far from it, according to the Wealth of Congress Study by Roll Call, which ranks members of the 115th Congress by estimated net worth.
Easterns critical of state’s involvement with gaming tribes
North Stonington — Connecticut's close relationship with the casino-owning Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes continues to anger the Eastern Pequot Tribe.
In a letter this week to U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Easterns take issue with a Connecticut congressional delegation's call for an investigation into the Department of the Interior's failure to act on state-tribe gaming amendments, a step that's critical to the gaming tribes' joint development of an East Windsor casino.
Connecticut lawmakers call for probe of Interior’s handling of gaming amendments
Connecticut's U.S. senators and two of its congressmen are calling for an investigation into the U.S. Department of the Interior's failure to act on amendments to the state's gaming agreements with the casino-owning Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes.
Connecticut officials call for probe of Interior Department
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials on Monday called for an investigation of the U.S. Department of the Interior's failure to act on revenue sharing agreements between the state and two Native American tribes that are needed for the tribes to build and operate a new casino.
U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and U.S. Reps. John Larson and Joe Courtney, all Democrats, made the request in a letter to the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General.
The Latest: No comment by Interior on probe request
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on Connecticut officials requesting an investigation of the U.S. Department of Interior's failure to act on casino-related agreements between the state and two Native American tribes (all times local):
The U.S. Department of Interior is not commenting on a request by Connecticut officials for an investigation of the agency's failure to act on agreements between the state and two Native American tribes that are needed for the tribes to build a new casino.
IRS agrees homeowners can write off foundation fix costs
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two Connecticut congressmen announced Wednesday they've received word that hundreds of homeowners with crumbling foundations will soon be able to seek federal tax relief.
Democratic U.S. Reps. Joe Courtney and John Larson said the Internal Revenue Service has agreed homeowners with foundations deteriorating because of the presence of the iron sulfide pyrrhotite can deduct the cost of repairs from their federal taxes as a casualty loss.
DANBURY - The Connecticut delegation in Washington sees the value in fuel cell technology and urged on Friday the Department of Energy to release additional obligated funds to FuelCell Energy.
Most Americans want Congress to set aside politics and search for common-sense solutions that build upon the efforts of the Affordable Care Act rather than tear it down with no viable alternative. The "Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act,” to be introduced by U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney and two other congressmen, is such a common-sense proposal.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The House of Representatives has given final legislative approval to a plan proposed by two politician brothers to bury parts of Interstates 84 and 91 in Hartford underground in tunnels.
By a vote of 87-63, the House forwarded legislation to the governor on Wednesday that allows the state Department of Transportation to consider using available federal funds to construct the tunnels.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate has given a boost to a plan proposed by two politician brothers to bury parts of Interstates 84 and 91 in Hartford underground in tunnels.
It's now up to the House of Representatives to pass legislation which allows the state Department of Transportation to consider using available federal funds to construct the tunnels. The bill passed the state Senate 30-to-6 on Friday night.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Teachers, students and parents at a Connecticut high school on Tuesday protested remarks made by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who quoted a former student in calling the school "nothing more than adult day care ... a dangerous day care."
Connecticut Democratic U.S. Rep. John Larson and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy were among those at East Hartford High School who said DeVos was wrong about the school.
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The federal taxpayer advocate says she's working to help Connecticut homeowners whose foundations are crumbling receive federal tax relief.
U.S. Reps. John Larson and Joe Courtney, both Democrats, were told Friday by National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson that her office sent a request to the IRS' Office of Chief Counsel seeking "priority guidance" on granting tax relief to the homeowners, such as a casualty loss deduction.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of workers, business owners and families have rallied in five Connecticut cities to support immigrants' rights.
Monday's "Day Without Immigrants" event in Stamford, Danbury, Bridgeport and New Haven was among similar demonstrations held across the country to mark May Day, a traditional day for workers' rights demonstrations.
Some immigrant-owned businesses shut down for the day as part of the protest.
Hartford May Day rally supports immigrants
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Politicians and Connecticut residents have joined together at a May Day rally in Hartford to support immigrants.
Hundreds of people attended Saturday's "Here to Stay" immigrants' rights rally. It was among similar events held across the country over the weekend to mark May Day on May 1, a traditional day for workers' rights demonstrations.
Donald Trump has been a cash cow for Elizabeth Esty.
By one measure, the 5th District congresswoman raised more money during the first three months of 2017 than the other four Connecticut House members combined, filings with the Federal Election Commission show.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation want federal officials to enforce existing regulations on tobacco labeling, accusing foreign competitors of mislabeling their cigars as Connecticut shade tobacco.
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and Reps. John Larson and Joe Courtney, all Democrats, sent a letter Monday to the acting commissioner and acting chairman of the Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission, seeking action.
Larson holding forum on plan to bury Hartford highways
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Larson is holding a public forum to present his proposal to bury parts of interstates 84 and 91 in Hartford underground in tunnels.
The meeting is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the East Hartford Public Library.
A plan by House Republicans to discourage another live-streamed sit-in protest like the one Democrats staged this summer demanding a vote on gun control is drawing sharp criticism from Connecticut’s congressional delegation.
A Connecticut congressman says white supremacists are plotting to suppress minority voter turnout in the state on Election Day in a bid to help Donald Trump.
U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-Conn., warned his supporters in an email Friday that they could face intimidation from hate groups when they head to the polls Tuesday.
Judge in school case admired for erudition, preparation
The judge whose ruling on reforming the state education system sent shock waves across Connecticut last week is known best as a politically connected former trial lawyer who recovered hundreds of millions in pension money for defrauded workers.