Politics & Elections
Rep. McCarthy Vahey with Fairfield Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones and Board of Education Chair Philip Dwyer at Opening Day in the House Chamber.

McCarthy Vahey announces committee assignments, leadership position in House

Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D-Fairfield) recently was appointed to the legislature’s Education, Transportation, and Government Administration and Elections Committees. She also was appointed House Majority Caucus Chair.

State Sen. Tony Hwang, whose district includes Easton and Weston, speaks at the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters annual environmental summit, with state Rep. James Albis in the background. — Brad Durrell photo

Hwang: Clean air and water play role in solving other problems

Having clean air, water and land is about more than just protecting the environment. It…

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CFE/Save the Sound, 791 others send letter opposing EPA pick

Connecticut Fund for the Environment and its bi-state program Save the Sound and 34 other organizations from Connecticut and New York are opposing nomination of fossil fuel industry insider and Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

President Barack Obama signed the Mental Health Reform Act into law. U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) was one of the act's authors.

Murphy’s Mental Health Reform Act signed into law

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and…

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