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Congress stumbles over student loan problem

Washington –- A deeply divided Congress has failed to meet a deadline to stop a sharp spike of the interest rate charged on a popular college loan, ensuring that interest on those loans will double on Monday. “Unfortunately, this is just another instance of partisan gridlock in Congress,” said Abe Scarr, director of ConnPIRG, a […]

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U.S. Senate approves historic immigration bill

Washington – Despite a warning by Vice President Joe Biden, a group of immigrant students known as Dreamers chanted, “Yes we can,” as the Senate approved a sweeping immigration bill Thursday. The 68-32 vote was bipartisan. But challenges loom in the House for comprehensive reform that would provide a path to citizenship for the 11 […]

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Governor 2014? It’s a no go for Cafero

House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, said Thursday he will not run for governor in 2014, leaving until another day the question of whether he will continue his 21-year career as a legislator. “People have the right to know who’s in and who’s not. I hope that anybody who’s contemplating running for governor […]