by Peter Urban | Mar 16, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | International Trade | Child Welfare | Congress | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Military Spending | National Security | White House
As thousands of high school students protested Congress’s lack of action on gun safety measures a month after the Parkland high school mass shooting, the House on Wednesday approved spending additional money for training to recognize mental health issues, threat reporting systems, and security equipment.
Continue reading "DC NEWS JUNKIE | Congress Takes ‘Incremental’ Step on School Safety" »
by Peter Urban | Mar 9, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Military Spending | National Security | Public Health | Public Safety | Social Security
The Nor’easter that crippled Connecticut this week left Waterbury Superior Court Judge Kari A. Dooley without her family at her side during a confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
Continue reading "DC NEWS JUNKIE | Dooley Sails Through Confirmation Hearing Despite Nor’easter" »
by Peter Urban | Mar 7, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Congress | 2nd CD | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | Groton | New London | Manufacturing Sector
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney urged the Navy on Tuesday to find ways beyond what is already in its budgeted plans to speed construction of the U.S. submarine fleet so that it can achieve the 66-boat level called for in its recently released long-term Force Structure Assessment.
Continue reading "DC NEWS JUNKIE | Courtney Urges Navy to Rev Up Sub Building" »
by Christine Stuart | Nov 22, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Town News | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | Nonprofits | Public Health | State Budget | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — One of the consequences of not having a budget for four months was an inability to put anything on the state’s credit card. Now that the state has a budget, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing $1.07 billion in bonding to be approved at a special meeting next week.
Continue reading "Bond Commission Poised To Approve Over $1 Billion In Borrowing" »
by Peter Urban | Nov 17, 2017 5:49pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Military Spending | National Security | White House | Manufacturing Sector
The House and Senate this week sent a final version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act to the President’s desk.
Continue reading "Defense Authorization Bill Clears Congress" »
by Peter Urban | Nov 13, 2017 2:40pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security
Congress may complete work this week on its annual National Defense Authorization Act, which establishes a blue print for military spending over the fiscal year.
Continue reading "Congress Nears Completion of Defense Bill" »
by Barth Keck | Sep 29, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Election 2016 | Military Spending | Opinion | Sports | Veterans Affairs | White House
Words matter. Two words that matter a great deal right now are “patriotism” and “racism,” the critical concepts surrounding NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem. Thanks to Donald Trump’s incendiary criticism of that activity, the heated issue got much hotter last weekend.
Continue reading "OP-ED | Words Matter: ‘Patriotism’ and ‘Racism’ in the National Anthem Controversy" »
by Staff Report | Aug 28, 2017 4:02pm
Posted to: Military Spending | Weather
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut sent eight airmen from the Connecticut National Guard with a C-130H cargo plane to help with the Hurricane Harvey response.
Continue reading "Connecticut Sends Airmen To Help with Hurricane Harvey Response" »
by Scott Bates | Aug 10, 2017 5:35am
Posted to: Analysis | US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | Military Spending | National Security | Opinion | White House
For 25 years, America has sought to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of one of the world’s most brutal regimes. We worked to ensure that North Korea would never have the ability to launch a nuclear warhead that could reach the American homeland. Those efforts have been unsuccessful, and now judgment day is at hand.
Continue reading "OP-ED | Ending the Threat from North Korea" »
by Christine Stuart | Jul 20, 2017 2:00pm
Posted to: The Economy | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s economy added an estimated 7,000 jobs in June, according to a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Continue reading "Connecticut Adds Jobs In June; Officials Say State Could See Full Recovery By 2018" »