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Veteran U.S. Rep. John Larson has won re-election to a 10th term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is returning to Washington for a second six-year term.

National security has become a salient issue in the presidential race.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock concludes his discussion with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney.

Some Connecticut residents are dealing with a scary situation underground.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

  The Woodstock Film Festival and Upstate Films in Rhinebeck will presents a screening of Newtown on August 24th at 8:15 p.m.

Filmed over the course of nearly three years, the filmmakers use unique access and never before heard testimonies to tell a story of the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history on December 14, 2012. Newtown documents a traumatized community fractured by grief and driven toward a sense of purpose.

Kim A. Snyder’s most recent film, NEWTOWN premiered in competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and was hailed in Entertainment Weekly as among the “Best of Sundance.” NEWTOWN will continue to screen at premiere festivals worldwide and is poised to have a theatrical release in September 2016, with a national broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens in early 2017.

Maria Cuomo Cole is the award-winning producer of the feature documentary, Newtown, which will be premiering at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. In her career, she has tackled such relevant subjects as gun violence, homelessness, veterans’ PTSD, Domestic Violence and sexual assault.

They will be at the screening in Rhinebeck and join us to talk about the film.

  It gets less press than debate over Middle East security needs, but seapower remains a focus of U.S. defense.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney about the need for advanced submarines.

  Voters in the Nutmeg State head to the primary polls on Tuesday.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney, who supports Hillary Clinton for president.

  In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney.

  President Obama wants to close Guantanamo Bay.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock she’s still reviewing the plan. 

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  How safe is that four-lane highway you take to work? 

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about the recently passed transportation bill.

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  Debate over education policy remains fierce across the nation. 

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about the recent No Child Left Behind reforms.

The recent transportation bill has many important impacts for the Northeast.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what’s in the law. 

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 Positive Train Control is said to be a lifesaver, but its implementation is being delayed.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty continues her conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

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 It’s been a busy week in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock about something more personal. 

  New York and Connecticut are battling over G.E.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s working hard to keep the company in the Nutmeg State.

Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman is leading a weeklong business and trade mission to Taiwan.

  Stop the presses: we’re approaching another funding standoff in Washington. 

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that holding the government hostage is the wrong way to make political points.

  Hillary Clinton has picked up a lot of early support in the Northeast.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the former New York Senator is the best choice for president.

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A bill that attempts to reduce high electricity bills that many New England consumers pay each winter is moving to the Connecticut governor's desk.

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An effort to extend workers' compensation coverage to Connecticut police officers suffering from mental injuries has cleared a key hurdle after years of defeat.

The state Senate voted 25-11 early Friday morning in favor of legislation to cover job-related mental health injuries that did not arise from a physical injury. But the proposal also encompassed another bill that extends workers' compensation coverage to certain firefighters who acquire various forms of cancer.

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The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on a proposal from Connecticut's two federally recognized Indian tribes to open additional, smaller, jointly-operated casinos to help fend off out-of-state competition.

  President Obama wants to make community college free for some students.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the idea should be supported.

  The founders designed the Senate to be the more contemplative chamber of Congress.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that longer terms make life in the Senate less harried.

  A U.S. Senator is always on call.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his transition from the House.

  College costs have reached emergency status for many Americans.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the industry needs a paradigm shift.

  The last time he appeared on this program, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy was in the House of Representatives .

In today’s Congressional Corner, Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he has enjoyed the transition to the upper chamber.

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The Republican Party's endorsed candidate for Connecticut lieutenant governor is conceding defeat in the three-way race.

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Connecticut transportation officials are disputing a White House report that says Connecticut's public works are in dire condition.

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About 2,000 state managers in Connecticut are set to receive 3 percent pay raises.

State government agencies were notified Friday several classes of state managers will receive the salary hikes, effective July 1. The managers will also receive increases in January earned under the state's Performance Assessment and Recognition System. Those are expected to average 3 percent.

Funding for the increases was included in the new state budget that takes effect on July 1. They are expected to cost the state about $10 million.

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A bill on Governor Dannel Malloy's desk would make Connecticut the first state to require police departments to record and track the use of stun guns.

The legislature passed the bill, which also requires departments to adopt stun-gun policies, during the final hours of this year's General Assembly.

It followed the death in April of 22-year-old Jose Maldonado of Manchester, who was shocked by East Hartford police after they say he became combative while being booked on an assault charge.

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