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January 14, 2019

Q-Poll: Democrats Are Winning Messaging On Shutdown

by Christine Stuart | Jan 14, 2019 3:16pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Immigration | Poll | Public Health | Public Safety | White House

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A Quinnipiac University poll of 1,209 American voters found 63 percent oppose shutting down the government to force Congress to fund a wall along the southern border.

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January 10, 2019

Federal Shutdown Continues With No End in Sight

by Peter Urban | Jan 10, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Immigration | White House | Norwalk

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WASHINGTON — Congress made no progress Wednesday in ending a partial government shutdown — now more than two weeks old — that has left some 800,000 federal workers without paychecks and raised concerns over the impact it is having on government programs from small business assistance to air traffic controllers.

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November 28, 2018

Lamont Says He Will Watch UTC Breakup ‘Like A Hawk’

by Christine Stuart | Nov 28, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | International Trade | Corporate Watch | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Election 2018 | Federal Budget | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | East Hartford | Farmington

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The decision by United Technologies Corp. to break up the company presents an early challenge for Governor-elect Ned Lamont.

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October 9, 2018

Connecticut Officials Press For Coverage of Fallen Trees Under FEMA

by Jack Kramer | Oct 9, 2018 12:16pm
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Environment | Federal Budget | Weather | Hamden

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HAMDEN, CT — Connecticut’s politicians, using a home and yard badly damaged by the May 15 tornado as a backdrop to make their point, said Tuesday they have introduced new legislation to end the ban on disaster relief to homeowners for fallen trees and debris.

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September 27, 2018

Congress Agrees to Keep Government Funded Beyond Mid-Terms

by Peter Urban | Sep 27, 2018 11:47pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Military Spending

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The House this week gave final passage to legislation that will keep the government running through Dec. 7 and provide $854 billion over the next fiscal year to the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education.

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September 21, 2018

Senate Agrees to $855 Billion Spending Bill for FY19

by Peter Urban | Sep 21, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Federal Budget | Labor | Military Spending | Public Health

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WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Senate agreed this week to combining two of the biggest annual spending bills for the next fiscal year — providing $855 billion for the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education starting Oct. 1.

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September 14, 2018

Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Environment | Federal Budget | Taxes | Veterans Affairs | White House

How Connecticut’s congressional delegates voted on key legislation for the week ending Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

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Report: Drug Overdose Deaths Hold Steady, But Fentanyl Use Is On The Rise

by Jack Kramer | Sep 14, 2018 10:00am
Posted to: Congress | Federal Budget | Health Care | Law Enforcement | Public Health

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HARTFORD, CT — The number of accidental drug overdose deaths in Connecticut is expected to exceed 1,000 by the end of the year, but a new report shows it seems to be leveling off instead of growing.

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August 9, 2018

Esty Bill Could Pave Way for Longer-Lasting Roadways

by Peter Urban | Aug 9, 2018 4:09pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Manufacturing | Transportation | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

Representative Elizabeth Esty is looking to strengthen the durability of America’s road surfaces through legislation that would encourage research into innovative construction materials to extend the service life of pavements.

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Roe v. Wade Reversal Unlikely To Impact Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | Aug 9, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Equality | Federal Budget | Health Care | Public Health

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HARTFORD, CT — Reproductive rights in Connecticut are not in as much danger as they are in other states experts told a group of legislators Wednesday during a roundtable discussion.

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