by Peter Urban | Mar 11, 2019 4:01pm
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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget proposal landed Monday in Congress with a thud as Democrats declared “dead on arrival” his call for significant cuts to entitlement programs while seeking $8.6 billion to build a wall along the border with Mexico.
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by Christine Stuart | Feb 14, 2019 5:00pm
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HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fifth year the Connecticut General Assembly is discussing the creation of a paid Family Medical Leave Trust Fund and the chances it will pass this year were improved by the results of the 2018 election.
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by Terry Cowgill | Sep 27, 2018 4:17pm
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By most accounts, the economy is roaring along. As my quarterly TIAA-CREF reports remind me, the stock market is performing well enough for me to retire on time—which is a great relief after precipitous losses set me on edge as the great recession took hold 10 years ago.
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by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 4:00am
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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon recently added $437 million to a multi-year contract with Pratt & Whitney to develop the next generation of fighter jet engines.
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by Susan Bigelow | Aug 31, 2018 4:00am
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It’s election season again, and so it’s time to save our state with new and innovative tax plans from our gubernatorial candidates. It certainly isn’t time to recycle stale ideas from the past or propose unrealistic nonsense!
Yeah, you know where this is going.
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by Peter Urban | Aug 9, 2018 5:09pm
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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 Peter Urban | Aug 3, 2018 9:00am
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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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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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