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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.
  • Republicans Gain House Seat As Zawistowski Wins 61st District Special Election

    Republican Tami Zawistowski, an East Granby finance board member, won a special election Friday night over Democrat Peter Hill in the 61st House District in northern Connecticut. The election was held to fill the seat of former Democratic state Rep....

    Bill To Restore Unemployment Benefits Stalled

    The U.S. Senate passed a bill this week that would retroactively pay the long-term unemployed from January through the end of May, or until the point they found jobs. At the end of last year, the amount of time the unemployed could collect benefits in...

    Husky Nation Divided? Teams Have Different Followers On Twitter

    Husky Nation Divided? Teams Have Different Followers On Twitter
    Husky Nation is a nation divided. With both the men's and women's basketball teams in the NCAA Final Four this year, the Husky colors are flying everywhere, and one might be tempted to assume that everyone in the state is rooting equally for both teams....

    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...