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Koch brothers, others seek to quash tax break that aids CT fuel cell industry

Energy 2013 Bport Fuel Cell

Connecticut’s fuel cell industry, one of the most robust in the nation, is up against a powerful coalition that includes the Koch brothers and other conservative interest groups who want to end an important tax break for the industry. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal campaign targets potential rival Kudlow over actual candidate Wolf

Sen. Richard Blumenthal

WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal‘s campaign has more sharply set its sights on a Larry Kudlow, a Republican who isn’t in the Connecticut Senate race — at least not yet — instead of August Wolf, a Republican who has declared his candidacy. Continue Reading →

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CT businesses pushing back on shutdown of Ex-Im Bank

Logo of the Export-Import Bank of the United States

WASHINGTON — The Tea Party, aided by other conservative Republicans and the billionaire Koch brothers, celebrated a big victory last week when Congress failed to reauthorize the charter of a bank that helps U.S. businesses, including Connecticut-based General Electric and United Technologies, make sales overseas. Continue Reading →

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Bank that boosts Connecticut exports under fire

The U.S. Export-Import Bank seal.

WASHINGTON – For years Connecticut companies, large and small, have benefitted from a federally backed bank that helps them sell their goods overseas — but a bitter fight over whether the Export Import Bank is taxpayer-funded corporate welfare has put its future in question. Continue Reading →

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