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April 27, 2017

CTNewsJunkie Expands Coverage to Washington … Because You Need It. Bad.

by Christine Stuart | April 27, 2017 4:00am

When it comes to consuming political news our readers just can’t seem to get enough. That’s why we’re always experimenting and trying to expand our coverage to your benefit at CTNewsJunkie.

With that in mind, we are relaunching our DC News Junkie coverage.

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April 11, 2017

Disability Advocates Make Final Push For Funding Before Legislators Unveil Their Budgets

by Christine Stuart | April 11, 2017 2:33pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Every year the Connecticut Independent Living Centers, which help individuals with all types of disabilities move out of nursing homes, find gainful employment, or affordable housing, seem to be on the chopping block. This year is no different.

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April 10, 2017

Larson’s Constituents Express Suspicion Over Airstrike in Syria

by Christine Stuart | April 10, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie WEST HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. John B. Larson’s constituents struggled Sunday with the idea that Republican President Donald Trump has the authority to launch airstrikes in war-torn Syria without permission from Congress.

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March 28, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: As Democratic Attorneys General Target Trump, Republican AGs Target Them

by Dan Levine, Reuters | March 28, 2017 4:07pm

REUTERS / Files (Reuters) — For years the national political organizations of both Democratic and Republican state attorneys general observed an agreement not to target the other party’s incumbent office-holders in elections.

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March 23, 2017

Connecticut’s Anti-Poverty Agencies Would Be Devastated By Trump’s Budget

by Christine Stuart | March 23, 2017 4:25pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Federal anti-poverty programs started more than 50 years ago to help the neediest Americans would be completely wiped out by Republican President Donald Trump’s budget.

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December 14, 2016

How Did Connecticut’s Economy Fall Behind?

by Christine Stuart | December 14, 2016 6:30am

Christine Stuart photo General Electric’s decision to move its headquarters to Boston may have just been the most visible sign that Connecticut failed to lay the groundwork for a 21st century economy, but a University of Connecticut professor says there were plenty of other missed opportunities over the past two decades.

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December 12, 2016

Connecticut Officials Defend F-35 Strike Fighter Program Following Trump’s Tweet

by Christine Stuart | December 12, 2016 3:54pm

Courtesy of United Technologies Corporation President-elect Donald Trump’s tweet about the F-35 strike fighter program seems to suggest cuts are coming.

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October 11, 2016

Report Highlights Practice of Offshore Tax Havens

by Jack Kramer | October 11, 2016 5:30am

A new report shows that Fortune 500 companies, including several in Connecticut, are placing an estimated $2.5 trillion in offshore tax havens. It’s a practice that’s totally legal.

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July 29, 2016

Murphy Celebrates Program to Help New Haven’s Residents, Veterans, and Recently Incarcerated

by Jack Kramer | July 29, 2016 5:01pm

jack kramer / ctnewsjunkie One of the new initiative’s goals in New Haven, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Thursday, will be to reduce recidivism by 50 percent over a five-year period.

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June 10, 2016

No Surprise, Union Coalition’s Endorsement Goes To Blumenthal

by Christine Stuart | June 10, 2016 12:39pm

Christine Stuart photo Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Carter joked he made his campaign staff a little nervous by telling them he was ditching the script and was going “rogue” in his pitch to 240 AFL-CIO delegates at their annual convention.

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