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  • April 18, 2018 — by Jessica Lerner
    U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., have introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure health care providers have clear guidelines about when they are allowed to tell a patient’s family about a nonfatal overdose while abiding by federal privacy laws and regulations. During a medical emergency such as a nonfatal overdose,... Read More
  • April 16, 2018 — by Howard French
    The number of Eversource Energy customers whose electricity has been shut off due to nonpayment has soared by more than 82 percent in only two years, statistics from the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority show. PURA said Eversource made 28,851 disconnections in 2015 and 52,298 disconnections in 2017. Sen. Christopher Murphy, D-Conn., has... Read More
  • April 15, 2018 — by Erica Drzewiecki
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy left Autism Families CONNECTicut Sunday with new insight into the lives of people affected by the disorder. The organization hosted the senator at its North Mountain Road facility for a roundtable discussion about improving the way the state and nation handle issues surrounding autism. Autism Families CONNECT-icut serves... Read More
  • April 13, 2018
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy wants to help put a stop to the opioid crisis. Halting the crisis will require much work, said the junior senator from Connecticut. It’s why he’s taking time to talk with people who see how opioid addiction is hurting so many. Murphy joined with dozens of Stratford residents and town officials to talk about the... Read More
  • April 12, 2018
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., says U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is taking him up on his offer to see firsthand a program that has been set up in eastern Connecticut to train workers for jobs with Electric Boat and other manufacturers. Murphy "secured the commitment" from Acosta during a hearing of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Labor, Health... Read More
  • April 12, 2018 — by George Colli
    US Senator Chris Murphy is calling for the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to investigate Eversource after a News 8 investigation found the number of customers disconnected for non-payment nearly doubled in the last two years. Murphy sent a letter to the PURA chair Katie Dykes on Thursday asking the state utility regulator to look into the... Read More
  • April 12, 2018 — by Sheridan Cyr
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) visited CV Tool Company, Inc. on April 4 for a guided tour of the facility and discussion with employees and owners as part of “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer” series, which highlights manufacturers across the state for their unique contributions. CV Tool’s Southington branch, at 44 Robert... Read More
  • April 03, 2018 — by Erica Moser
    Local business leaders and transportation executives gathered on Tuesday afternoon for a transportation forum that touched on the viability of public-private partnerships, rail siting and transit outlook for the coming decades. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., hosted the summit at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. Nancy Cowser, executive director of the... Read More
  • March 30, 2018 — by John Voket
    There was no time for a massage at Avance, or a taste of massive native scallops being touted at Market Place Kitchen & Bar. But US Senator Chris Murphy packed a lot of meeting and greeting into a brief tour of the Village at Lexington Gardens, March 28. Accompanied by First Selectman Dan Rosenthal, Director of Planning George Benson, and... Read More
  • March 29, 2018 — by Luther Turmelle
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., met with members of the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments Wednesday to announce legislation he will introduce to encourage clean up and redevelopment of contaminated industrial sites nationwide. Murphy’s legislation, called the Creating Livable Environments and New Usable Property (CLEAN UP) Act, pairs... Read More
  • March 29, 2018 — by Rob Ryser
    Activists on Wednesday asked U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy for Washington’s help in supporting community recovery groups and compelling insurance companies to cover addiction treatment. “If you’re on Medicaid or state insurance, you can breathe a sigh of relief, because they may be able to get you something,” said recovery activist... Read More
  • March 28, 2018 — by Natalie Cioffari
    Combat veterans who have received “Other Than Honorable” discharges are now eligible for mental and behavioral health service through the VA. That’s because Senator Chris Murphy’s Honor Our Commitment Act was passed as part of the recent federal budget agreement. Murphy says the bill is intended to reduce the epidemic of... Read More
  • March 28, 2018 — by Jessica Lerner
    Instead of talking at the heads of 100 teenagers in blue auditorium seats, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., was more interested in having a conversation with the students at James Hillhouse High School Wednesday during a forum on school safety and gun violence. Murphy said he has been talking about gun violence for five years — ever since the... Read More
  • March 27, 2018 — by Phil Hall
    U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut are calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to mandate labeling of products that contain sesame or sesame seeds. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, the senators stated that sesame is a common allergen and should be added to eight major allergens – milk, eggs,... Read More
  • March 24, 2018 — by Bill Flood
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released a statement on Saturday in support of the ‘March For Our Lives’ events organized across Connecticut, as part of rallies inspired by high school students in Parkland, Florida. The senator has become a national leader on the issue of gun control since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook, and since... Read More
  • March 24, 2018 — by Stephen Singer
    Thousands of students, teachers, political activists and others staged a massive protest Saturday at the state Capitol, expressing anger at gun violence, particularly in schools, and frustration that Congress has not enacted tougher restrictions. Across the state, as they did across the nation, demonstrators gathered for the national day of protest... Read More
  • March 19, 2018 — by Kent Pierce
    United States Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy held a forum on gun violence and school safety in West Hartford's Conard High School Monday morning. On stage with the senators were educators and two student representatives. "We all share the common belief that something has to be done," said student Megan Striff-Cave. "Enough is... Read More
  • March 19, 2018 — by Luther Turmelle
    Chris Murphy has been hosting St. Patrick’s Day pancake breakfasts since he served in the Connecticut General Assembly nearly two decades ago. “There were about 25 people back then, as I recall,” Murphy, who is now Connecticut’s junior U.S. senator, said Monday before a crowd of more than 100 at the Waverly Tavern. Murphy... Read More
  • March 19, 2018 — by Tim Jensen
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy has selected Budney Aerospace, Inc. of Berlin as this week's "Murphy's Monday Manufacturer." Budney Aerospace is a woman-owned manufacturer of complex aerospace components for the turbine engine industry. The manufacturer also operates an overhaul and repair division, and has been in aerospace manufacturing for over 50... Read More
  • March 19, 2018 — by Angie DeRosa
    A fifth-generation, family-owned company has been named this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer” by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy. Jarvis Airfoil, Inc. was founded in 1901 by Charles L. Jarvis in Hartford, but as the company grew, it moved operations to a 55,000-square-foot facility in Portland. With the help of 89 employees,... Read More