by Peter Urban | Jun 8, 2018 4:00am
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The Board of Trustees for the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds released their annual reports this week once again reminding Congress that time is running out on maintaining Social Security as we know it. Without action, the trust funds will deplete forcing a 21 percent across the board cut to beneficiaries in 2034.
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by Peter Urban | Jun 8, 2018 4:00am
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A $24 million contract for new refrigeration units aboard Air Force One were canceled after Congressman Joe Courtney raised questions about the no-bid award.
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by Jack Kramer | Jun 5, 2018 4:00am
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MANCHESTER, CT — Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II interactive cockpit demonstrator was the highlight of a Spartan Aerospace press conference Monday to demonstrate the fighter jet’s stealth technology and the positive impact building it has had on Connecticut’s economy.
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by Christine Stuart | Jun 1, 2018 12:54pm
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HARTFORD, CT — The state Bond Commission approved $233.5 million in general obligation bonds Friday, including $1.5 million for a Massachusetts manufacturing company to relocate to Putnam, $9 million for PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP to expand in Stamford, and $35 million to help Electric Boat in Groton ramp up for production of Columbia class submarines.
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by Peter Urban | May 24, 2018 10:59pm
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The House this week easily approved, by a vote of 360-59, the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that spells out how the Pentagon can spend its funds in the next fiscal year as well as establishes other policy changes for the Armed Forces.
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by Peter Urban | May 11, 2018 5:30am
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Monte Frank and the rest of Team 26 rolled up to the U.S. Capitol this week, completing an annual 400-mile cycling trek to memorialize the twenty children and six educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.
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by Jack Kramer | May 9, 2018 10:20pm
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HARTFORD, CT — The House and Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to amend Connecticut’s state and local tax laws to blunt the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed by Republican President Donald Trump in late 2017.
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by Peter Urban | Apr 27, 2018 5:30am
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WASHINGTON — Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy introduced legislation this week aimed at providing up to $100 million in federal assistance to help homeowners and businesses whose homes and buildings suffer from crumbling foundations.
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