| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:43 AM
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....
| Mar 3, 2015
| 3:14 PM
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...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 11:35 AM
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...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 5:09 PM
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...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 4:13 PM
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....
| Jan 15, 2015
| 1:50 PM
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.
| Jan 15, 2015
| 9:26 AM
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.
| Dec 24, 2014
| 6:43 AM
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...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 9:16 AM
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.
| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:50 PM
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...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:22 PM
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...