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  • Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill

    Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill
    It's a classic congressional cluster flop. You've got partisan political clashes; regional conflicts; huge subsidies; lobbying cash; industries fractured by disputes; House and Senate rivalries; government gridlock. And it's all about food. And money....
  • CT Lawmakers Split On Netanyahu Speech

    WASHINGTON — One Connecticut lawmaker decided to skip his speech to a joint session of Congress and others had differing reactions to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's forceful condemnation of U.S. efforts to reach an agreement with Iran...
  • DeLauro Opts To Skip Netanyahu Speech; The Rest of the CT Delegation Attends

    DeLauro Opts To Skip Netanyahu Speech; The Rest of the CT Delegation Attends
    U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro was the lone member of the all-Democratic Connecticut delegation not to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Thursday. DeLauro issued a press release right before Netanyahu's address...
  • Sen. John McCain's maritime proposal sunk, for now

     Sen. John McCain's maritime proposal sunk, for now
    Sen. John McCain appears to have been stymied — at least for now — in his attempt to repeal a 1920 law that protects U.S. shipping, which will be welcome news to the maritime industry. The Arizona Republican had wanted to repeal a key...
  • New Generation Of Veterans Has Higher Suicide Risk, Study Finds

    New Generation Of Veterans Has Higher Suicide Risk, Study Finds
    Justin Eldridge's family will never fully understand why nothing seemed to ease the anguish of the young Marine and father of five as he wrestled with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury after a deployment to Afghanistan in 2004-05....
  • New Federal Farming Grants Aimed At Cutting Long Island Sound Pollution

    New Federal Farming Grants Aimed At Cutting Long Island Sound Pollution
    HARTFORD – Cutting agricultural pollution and improving the use of water by farms in the Connecticut River Valley and the Thames River Valley are the targets for $10.8 million in new federal grants, according to federal and state officials. The...
  • EB Chief Says Nuclear Sub Demand Could Mean Major Shipyard Improvements

    GROTON — The head of Electric Boat said Thursday that revived demand for nuclear submarines as part of the U.S. foreign policy's pivot to Asia will result in $500 million being spent over the next decade to upgrade the company's shipyard here. "The...
  • Medicare May Help Seniors If Advantage Plans Drop Doctors

    Next year, seniors with private Medicare Advantage insurance policies whose doctors leave their plan may be able to leave, too, under a new Medicare rule. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which oversee Medicare Advantage programs, will...
  • Shellfishermen, Seaweed Farmers Now Eligible For U.S. Aid For Severe-Weather Damages

    Shellfishermen, Seaweed Farmers Now Eligible For U.S. Aid For Severe-Weather Damages
    Connecticut shellfishermen and seaweed farmers will be eligible for federal assistance to cover losses from severe weather thanks to a change in U.S. Department of Agriculture policy. The change was made possible in the 2014 Farm Bill. "We're...
  • Defense Bill Has Billions For Subs, Planes, Copters Made In Connecticut

    Defense Bill Has Billions For Subs, Planes, Copters Made In Connecticut
    WASHINGTON — The massive defense authorization bill that's making its way through Congress is an early Christmas present for Connecticut's defense contractors, containing billions of dollars for submarines, helicopters and other weaponry made by...
  • How To Rein In High Cost of Higher Ed?

    How To Rein In High Cost of Higher Ed?
    Students are borrowing a lot more to go to college than their parents did. Nationwide, student debt is greater than any other household debt except mortgages. Debt seems particularly high in Connecticut. At $30,191, Connecticut's students owe more on...