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November 17, 2017

Defense Authorization Bill Clears Congress

by Peter Urban | November 17, 2017 4:49pm

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The House and Senate this week sent a final version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act to the President’s desk.

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House GOP Approve Tax Overhaul, Senate Readies Its Version

by Peter Urban | November 17, 2017 4:26pm

Rob Crandall via shutterstock On a largely party-line vote, the House this week approved a massive rewrite of federal tax policy that has been strongly opposed by the Connecticut delegation. The five House Democrats say the plan would result in higher taxes for many state residents while also increasing the national debt.

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November 14, 2017

Senate Cleans Up Budget, Forwards It On To House

by Jack Kramer | November 14, 2017 12:13pm

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HARTFORD, CT — It only took a few minutes Tuesday for the Senate to unanimously approve adjustments to the bipartisan budget it passed in late October.

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November 13, 2017

House to Debate GOP Tax Overhaul Bill

by Peter Urban | November 13, 2017 1:46pm

Connecticut lawmakers have lined up in opposition to a sweeping overhaul of the federal tax code that will be on the House floor this week for debate. The bill, crafted by Republicans, would add $1.5 trillion to the deficit as it reduces the tax burden for corporations as well as many individuals.

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September 29, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | How They Voted

by Peter Urban | September 29, 2017 2:48pm

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August 15, 2017

Murphy Reaches Halfway Point In 103 Mile Trek

by Jack Kramer | August 15, 2017 1:46pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie MERIDEN, CT — One of the big reasons why U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy does his “Walk Across Connecticut” tours, he said, is that he gets the kind of interaction and conversation with constituents that he never has sitting behind his desk in Washington.

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August 8, 2017

Larson Proposes Carbon Tax To Pay For Nation’s Infrastructure

by Christine Stuart | August 8, 2017 12:52pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie EAST HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. John B. Larson has a big idea about how to solve the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and he wants to create a carbon tax to pay for it.

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August 4, 2017

OP-ED | Schools and Businesses Work Together to Eliminate Skills Gap

by Barth Keck | August 4, 2017 4:30am

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Connecticut jumped 10 spots in CNBC’s “Top States for Business” rankings earlier this summer, due in large measure to the quality of the workforce and educational system.

Good news, for sure. However, almost half of the respondents to a 2016 Connecticut Business & Industry survey said that a “lack of skilled workers” poses a considerable challenge.

So what gives?

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July 6, 2017

Connecticut Joins Lawsuit Against DeVos, Education Department

by Christine Stuart | July 6, 2017 11:40am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is joining 18 other attorneys general in suing U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Education Department for abandoning a rule to hold colleges and universities accountable for abusive practices that helped them capitalize on federal student loans.

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May 30, 2017

State Officials Say DeVos Should Have Done Her Homework

by Christine Stuart | May 30, 2017 11:35am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie EAST HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman stood with members of the East Hartford community Tuesday to question whether U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had done her homework and invited her to visit the school she painted with such a broad brush last week.

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