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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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