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Delegation splits on tax cut vote

WASHINGTON-Connecticut’s congressional delegation was split over the $857 billion tax cut package that won final House approval in a midnight vote on Thursday. Reps. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, and Jim Himes, D-4th District, both supported the package, even as they expressed distaste with some key elements. Courtney said he had been torn over the measure, […]

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PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year: ‘A government takeover of health care’

PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website, reviewed hundreds of campaign claims, negative ads, blogs, email rumors and other political statements during the 2010 election cycle, and found more falsehoods and half-truths than veracity. But the biggest lie of all, according to editors, reporters and readers of the site, was characterization of the health care reform […]

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High tech sector looking for some love from the new guv

Top managers at Connecticut’s fastest-growing, high-tech companies say in a report released today that they are frustrated by inattentive state officials, inadequate transportation and weak ties to colleges and universities. A six-month study by the Connecticut Technology Council found that high-tech companies are the key to an economic recovery, but these business sparkplugs see this […]

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Prison population headed for five-year low

Ongoing efforts to combat recidivism and treat nonviolent offenders in community settings should push Connecticut’s prison population under 18,000 and down to a five-year low, according to a new report from state policy analysts. The inmate population during the first week of December averaged 18,187, according to the Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division within […]