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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....
  • Congress Looking To Kick Farm Bill Vote Down The Road

    Once again taking the "Do Nothing Now" approach, the U.S. House Thursday approved (by voice vote no less) a one month delay that means no final action on the much debated Farm Bill until January. Congress has been dithering over the Farm Bill for the...
  • Obama Urges Increase In Minimum Wage At Rally

    Obama Urges Increase In Minimum Wage At Rally
    NEW BRITAIN — In a campaign-style event, President Barack Obama made a rousing appeal for a higher minimum wage Wednesday at a packed pep rally at Central Connecticut State University, saying that it was "time to give America a raise." That...
  • Undersea Adventure Aboard The USS Toledo

    It all started at Electric Boat. Where submarines are born, the idea to eventually take one out for a ride. It was December and after Congressman Joe Courtney, as well as Senators Joe Lieberman and Chris Dodd, excitedly explained why Capitol Hill's...
  • Save Plum Island From Development

    Plum Island in Long Island Sound is a remarkable place, both ecologically and scientifically. It should be made into mostly a national wildlife preserve rather than be auctioned off. Federal wheels are in motion to sell it to the highest bidder,...
  • Insurer's Move Draws Attention Of Delegation, AMA

    The state's congressional delegation Thursday began to weigh in on UnitedHealthcare's decision to cut thousands of physicians from its Medicare Advantage network next year. U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, said patients have been calling his...
  • Aetna Announces Major Expansion Of Medicare Advantage Network

    Aetna is expanding its network of doctors to treat Medicare Advantage customers into new territory, growing its geographic reach and physician base in 22 states, including Connecticut. The expansion applies to more than 450,000 people in the U.S. who...
  • Joe Courtney Re-Elected To Congress By Wide Margin

    Incumbent Democrat Joseph P. Courtney broke the photo-finish hex in the state's 2nd Congressional District Tuesday, sweeping through eastern Connecticut in overwhelming fashion and crushing Republican challenger Sean Sullivan. With 86 of 149 precincts...
  • Rell, Others Laud N.Y.'s Rejection Of Broadwater Gas Plant

    Opponents cheered as New York Gov. David Paterson declared Thursday, "The fact is, Broadwater is behind us." But the high-stakes battle over Broadwater Energy's plan to put a massive, floating, natural-gas plant in Long Island Sound isn't over yet. The...
  • Apathy? Not.

    Apathy? Not.
    Yale University junior Zach Marks was sitting in a college dining hall shaking his head at his friend. The two students had started out discussing how each of their preferred candidates could beat whomever the Republicans nominated. But within minutes,...
  • Should "Lincoln" filmmakers apologize to Connecticut?

    Should "Lincoln" filmmakers apologize to Connecticut?
    Congressman Joe Courtney thinks the makers of “Lincoln” should apologize for misrepresenting Connecticut’s 1865 vote on slavery in the movie -- and do a remake.  Critics have praised the film about the 13th Amendment to the...