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.
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by Barth Keck | Jan 5, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Labor | Opinion | Social Security | State Budget | Pensions
Each new year offers the potential for a fresh start, but progress in 2018 will be challenging in Connecticut.
At year’s end, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and legislators were still tussling over budget issues, the state continued to lose jobs, and none of the preliminary gubernatorial candidates offered honest solutions to the state’s fiscal quagmire.
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by Cara Rosner | Feb 21, 2017 1:19pm
Posted to: Business | Congress | Poverty | Social Security
State officials are worried that a retirement savings plan created last year by the General Assembly — intended to help the roughly 600,000 residents who lack such a plan — will be in jeopardy if Congressional Republicans get their way.
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by Jack Kramer | Dec 13, 2016 6:30am
Posted to: Aging | Congress | Poverty | Social Security | White House
Even though tinkering with the Social Security hasn’t been one of President-elect Donald Trump’s big initiatives it isn’t stopping a powerful Republican senator from proposing drastic changes to the currently underfunded entitlement program.
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by Nora Duncan | Jul 19, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | Election 2016 | Opinion | Social Security
There is a pressing need for our presidential and congressional candidates to declare a commitment toward updating and saving Social Security. Doing nothing to keep Social Security strong and solvent is not an option. If our nation’s leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year.
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