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  • 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...
  • Obama llega a Connecticut para rally sobre salarios

    Obama llega a Connecticut para rally sobre salarios
    El Presidente Barack Obama llegó al Aeropuerto Internacional Bradley, poco después del mediodía del miércoles para una concentración vendida en Central Connecticut State University diseñada para fortalecer apoyo a su propuesta de aumentar el salario...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Another Error In 'Lincoln,' But It's OK

    Correction: Although not constitutionally required to do so, President Abraham Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment after its passage. The suggestion in this piece that he did not sign it is incorrect . With Oscar night a week away, America's newest indoor...
  • Courtney Not Quite Right About Connecticut And Slavery

    Congressman Joe Courtney recently wrote a letter to director Steven Spielberg insisting that he had made a mistake in his film "Lincoln": "I was on the edge of my seat during the roll call vote on the ratification of the 13th Amendment outlawing...
  • CT Delegation Springs To Defend Bases

    There won't be a new round of military base closures in 2015 if members of Connecticut's congressional delegation have anything to say about it. And, true to form, they have plenty to say about it. In his new defense budget, released April 10, President...
  • Keeping Student Loan Rates Low Benefits All

    If it is spring, it is the time of flowers, showers and congressional bloodletting over federal student loan interest rates, set to rise in July. Again. Last year, the federal act expired that had kept federally subsidized Stafford student loan rates...
  • Why Add Higher Rates To Student Loan Burden?

    Congress has until July 1 to pass a bill that keeps interest rates on subsidized federal student Stafford loans from doubling from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. But instead of fixing the problem, the Republican-controlled House passed a bill mostly along...
  • 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...