Communities across Connecticut will receive funding, formerly known as earmarks, for infrastructure, housing, education and more.
CT lawmakers seek federal relief for home energy prices
New England lawmakers want more federal money for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, but it might not happen before winter.
Democrats want CT to spend $180 million more on municipal aid. What does that mean for your town?
Legislative Democrats recommend that the state spend $180 million or 7.4% more more in municipal aid next fiscal year.
Legislature presents its own budget plan, and the stage is set for debate
Democrats on the Appropriations Committee and Gov. Ned Lamont are headed for a showdown over the next two-year state budget.
CT Democrats to propose beefed-up spending plan
The Appropriations Committee will propose a two-year state spending plan Wednesday that bolsters municipal aid, higher education and social services.
Rosa DeLauro on her new gig: ‘It’s every aspect of people’s lives.’
Rosa DeLauro is holding a hearing on the Hyde Amendment. But COVID relief is the only immediate spending priority.
Rosa DeLauro’s ascension would give New England an unprecedented 1-2 punch
Rosa DeLauro would be the first Appropriations Committee chair from New England in 150 years.
CT lawmakers weigh revival of earmarks
WASHINGTON — Reviled as corrupting and anti-democratic, congressional earmarks may have a revival because of recent comments from President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers’ growing frustration with the budget process. Their return is fine with Connecticut lawmakers who have used the process to steer tens of millions of dollars to special projects in the state.
Murphy presses Congress to curb Trump ability to strike North Korea
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Murphy on Tuesday introduced a resolution that would prevent the United States from launching a pre-emptive strike against North Korea, saying he was prompted to do so by the Trump administration’s increasingly belligerent tone toward Pyongyang.
CT senators will support Harvey aid, despite Texans’ opposition to Sandy relief
WASHINGTON — The need for a robust federal response to Hurricane Harvey has reopened old wounds about the contentious and drawn-out fight five years ago for a relief bill for Superstorm Sandy victims. Connecticut’s senators, who joined their colleagues from New York and New Jersey in fighting for the aid, say they are ready to bury the hatchet and help Texas Republicans who opposed Sandy funding.
Blumenthal: Lame duck need not be lame
WASHINGTON — Congress returns to work this week for a lame-duck session aimed at trying to set aside partisan differences long enough to keep the government from closing. Connecticut’s two Democratic senators also hope some of the state’s priorities will survive in the next six weeks.
DeLauro defends CT food stamp policy against GOP attacks
“First of all I say, ‘Bravo,’” Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a Democrat who represents the New Haven area, said. [Governors] “are following the law.”