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Droney confirmation hearing set

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a confirmation hearing next week on the nomination of Connecticut’s Christopher Droney to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the 2nd Circuit. Droney, now a U.S. District Court judge, was nominated for the post in May by President Obama. His name was sent to the Senate after Republicans opposed Obama’s […]

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On Medicare, Lieberman is a Gang of One

WASHINGTON — With his sweeping Medicare proposal, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman has shown he maintains a knack for generating political buzz and drawing fire, from pundits and politicians. First came the scathing column by the Nobel-Prize winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. “Every once in a while a politician comes up with […]

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GOP censors Courtney’s franked mail on Medicare as ‘political propaganda’

WASHINGTON — Rep. Joe Courtney’s staff recently put the finishing touches on a piece of government mail that sharply criticizes the House Republicans’ Medicare plan. But GOP officials have told the Connecticut Democrat that he can’t send it out to his constituents unless he softens the barbs in the piece. On Tuesday,  Courtney, D-2nd District, […]

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Five bargaining units ratify state employees concessions deal

With 29 bargaining units still to vote, state union leaders are five-for-five in winning ratification of the tentative concessions-and-labor savings agreement they negotiated with the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. “It’s early in the process,” said Larry Dorman, a spokesman for the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition. “It’s a positive sign so far.” The […]