by Jack Kramer | Oct 9, 2018 1:16pm
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Environment | Federal Budget | Weather | Hamden
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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by Peter Urban | Sep 28, 2018 12:47am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Military Spending
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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by Peter Urban | Sep 21, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Federal Budget | Labor | Military Spending | Public Health
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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by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 1:30pm
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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by Jack Kramer | Sep 14, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Congress | Federal Budget | Health Care | Law Enforcement | Public Health
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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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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by Jack Kramer | Aug 9, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Equality | Federal Budget | Health Care | Public Health
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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by Christine Stuart | Aug 6, 2018 4:00pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Environment | Federal Budget | Health Care | Transportation
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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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
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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by Peter Urban | Jul 20, 2018 3:55am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Military Spending | National Security
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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