by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 4:20am
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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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by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 4:05am
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The House this week overwhelmingly rejected an amendment proposed by Representative Joe Courtney that would have allocated an additional $1 billion within the Defense appropriations bill to the Navy to allow for the service to begin ordering three Virginia-class submarines a year starting in 2022.
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by Peter Urban | Jun 22, 2018 4:00am
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The Senate passed a $716 billion defense policy bill for the next fiscal year that would continue to support Connecticut defense contractors including Electric Boat, Pratt & Whitney, and Sikorsky.
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by Peter Urban | Jun 8, 2018 4:00am
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The Board of Trustees for the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds released their annual reports this week once again reminding Congress that time is running out on maintaining Social Security as we know it. Without action, the trust funds will deplete forcing a 21 percent across the board cut to beneficiaries in 2034.
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by Peter Urban | Jun 8, 2018 4:00am
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A $24 million contract for new refrigeration units aboard Air Force One were canceled after Congressman Joe Courtney raised questions about the no-bid award.
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by Jack Kramer | Jun 5, 2018 4:00am
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MANCHESTER, CT — Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II interactive cockpit demonstrator was the highlight of a Spartan Aerospace press conference Monday to demonstrate the fighter jet’s stealth technology and the positive impact building it has had on Connecticut’s economy.
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by Christine Stuart | Jun 1, 2018 12:54pm
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HARTFORD, CT — The state Bond Commission approved $233.5 million in general obligation bonds Friday, including $1.5 million for a Massachusetts manufacturing company to relocate to Putnam, $9 million for PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP to expand in Stamford, and $35 million to help Electric Boat in Groton ramp up for production of Columbia class submarines.
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