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  • GOP Candidates Prescribe Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pills

    WASHINGTON — To counter Democratic attacks that they are soldiers in a "war against women," some GOP candidates across the nation, including at least two in Connecticut, are advocating changing federal laws to allow the purchase of over-the-...
  • Pols: Shipbuilding Critical To Connecticut's Economy

    NEW LONDON — Ship repair and shipbuilding is "largely invisible to most of our state," said U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, "but it is a critical core strand to our economic vitality." Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, held a...
  • Lieutenant Governor Race Remains Too Close To Call

    Lieutenant Governor Race Remains Too Close To Call
    The race to become the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor remained too close to call early Wednesday, with former Groton Mayor Heather Somers and state Rep. Penny Bacchiochi awaiting official results from a handful of towns. Early results...
  • Courtney updates seniors on status of Medicare

    Congressman Joe Courtney (D-2) told seniors at the Griswold Senior Center that Medicare's solvency will allow it to continue improving the health of senior citizens through 2030. Courtney's Aug. 8 visit to the center focused on the newly-released report...
  • Local Congressman Hears from Unemployed

    ENFIELD — The federal law that governs about $6.2 billion in job training funds, job programs for disadvantaged youth, and support for job seekers was revised last month. It's not entirely clear how those revisions will be implemented, but Tuesday,...
  • EB Contractor Summit Lures 300 Companies

    A contractor summit connecting Connecticut businesses to opportunities coming out of Electric Boat's new multi-year $17.6 billion submarine contract with the Navy, originally expected to attract a few dozen companies, instead brought about 300...
  • Thumbs Up For Senators, Down For Senate

    Thumbs up to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney of Connecticut, both of whom have fought hard for student-loan relief for students and their families. Thanks in part to their efforts, President Obama recently signed an executive order...
  • Looming Assistance Cuts Hit Most Needy

    Who likes a moocher? No one. But who is a moocher? Is a child a moocher? Is an elderly person who needs help a moocher? How about a person with a disability or a person who can't find a job in an area of high unemployment? No, all these people need help...
  • 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...
  • 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...