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August 9, 2018

Esty Bill Could Pave Way for Longer-Lasting Roadways

by Peter Urban | Aug 9, 2018 5:09pm
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 4:00am
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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August 6, 2018

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Playing To Their Base

by Christine Stuart | Aug 6, 2018 4:00pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Environment | Federal Budget | Health Care | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim was outside the state Capitol on Monday calling for a constitutional amendment on abortion, while Ned Lamont was down at the river criticizing the Trump administration’s freeze on fuel efficiency standards.

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August 3, 2018

Senate Sends $716 billion Defense Bill to Trump

by Peter Urban | Aug 3, 2018 9:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | White House | Manufacturing Sector

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WASHINGTON — The Senate this week overwhelmingly approved a final version of a $716 billion military authorization bill for the coming fiscal year, which is expected to be signed into law by President Trump.

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July 20, 2018

Connecticut Delegation Hails Tentative Deal on F-35s

by Peter Urban | Jul 20, 2018 3:55am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Military Spending | National Security

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A “handshake agreement” reached between the Pentagon and Lockheed Martin to purchase 141 F-35 fighter jets over the next few years was hailed this week by members of the state’s Congressional delegation as great news for Connecticut subcontractors including engine-maker Pratt & Whitney.

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July 17, 2018

Connecticut Joins Lawsuit Challenging Federal Tax Law

by Christine Stuart | Jul 17, 2018 11:39am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | Equality | Federal Budget | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut joined three other states Tuesday and filed a federal lawsuit against U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service over the new new $10,000 cap on the federal tax deduction for state and local taxes.

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July 12, 2018

Larson Concerned by Trump Executive Order on Social Security Judges

by Peter Urban | Jul 12, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | White House

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WASHINGTON — Representative John B. Larson raised concerns Tuesday that disabled individuals seeking Social Security benefits could be jeopardized by partisan politics under a newly signed executive order by President Donald Trump.

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July 5, 2018

Yale Law Sues Federal Government On Behalf of Immigrant Children

by Christine Stuart & Allan Appel | Jul 5, 2018 6:26pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Immigration | White House | Groton

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NEW HAVEN, CT —(Updated 3:30 p.m. July 6) A 9-year-old boy from Honduras and a 14-year-old girl from El Salvador are suing the federal government after being separated from their parents at the U.S. border and then transported Connecticut.

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June 29, 2018

Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 2:20pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Congress | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Energy | Environment | Federal Budget | Immigration | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | Veterans Affairs

Blue Water Bill Passes

by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 4:20am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | Ethics | Federal Budget | Health Care | Military Spending | Public Health | Veterans Affairs

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The House easily approved legislation that will broaden the list of veterans and family eligible for V.A. benefits who suffer from diseases associated with exposure to herbicides like Agent Orange during the Vietnam War as well as those who served in the Korean DMZ.

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