President Trump may tap money intended for a new pier at the Groton sub base and other military construction to fund his border wall.
Despite briefings, Trump speech, CT lawmakers remain critics of Iran policy
The Democratic lawmakers say the administration has not adequately explained the reasons for its actions.
Murphy on front-line of opposition to Trump Iran policy
Murphy says he is driven by the desire to prevent another “cataclysmic mistake” in the Middle East and encourage others to voice their concerns.
Blindsided by U.S. attack on Iranian leader, CT lawmakers are concerned about reprisals, war
Connecticut’s lawmakers joined their Democratic colleagues Friday in questioning President Donald Trump’s reasons for killing Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
Connecticut bets on manufacturing renaissance, but hurdles remain
Connecticut is betting on the state’s manufacturing legacy, but so far employment growth in that sector is lagging behind the national average.
House approves spending deal that boosts CT defense industry, social programs
The agreement, which increases spending for both “guns and butter,” was reached just days before the current plan expired, averting a government shutdown.
Congress issues scathing report on bullying, harassment at Coast Guard Academy
Congressional investigators determined Coast Guard leaders failed to conduct prompt, thorough, and impartial investigations of allegations of harassment and bullying.
Navy awards $22.2 billion sub contract to Electric Boat
The contract, in negotiation for over a year, calls for the building of nine Virginia-class submarines, with a possible tenth if Congress provides the money.
Courtney ‘deeply troubled’ by firing of Navy chief Spencer
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer was at odds with President Trump over the case of a Navy SEAL who posed with the corpse of a prisoner.
Navy cuts number of EB Virginia-class subs in new contract
Electric Boat wanted the Navy to include 10 subs, and possibly 11, in the so-called “Block 5” contract. But the Navy agreed to only nine.
Wall Street, lawyers, insurance and defense top donors to CT lawmakers
But the top donors to Rep. Jahana Hayes’s campaign were fellow Democratic lawmakers.
CT suit against Trump border wall seeks to protect National Guard funds
Diversion of federal funds to build a border wall may impact Connecticut less than other states, but state says interests are aligned.
Trump budget would rip CT safety net for poor
Updated at 9:35 p.m.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s first budget, to be released in detail Tuesday, would cut Medicaid funding to Connecticut and eliminate other programs state residents rely upon to try to make ends meet, such as one that helps low-income people heat their homes. Many of the proposed cuts will meet resistance from Congress.
Federal budget deal boosts defense projects, other programs in CT
WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s defense industry is a big winner in a new budget deal that will keep the federal government running through September. It allows the Pentagon to increase the number of F-35 fighters and nearly double the number of Sikorsky Black Hawks it purchases this year. The bipartisan bill also funds a number of domestic programs important to the state, including the National Coast Guard Museum.
Trump budget would end CT heating aid, housing, after-school programs
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal would strip Connecticut of tens of millions of dollars in federal grants, eliminating programs that subsidize heating bills for nearly 110,000 Connecticut households and provide housing for the homeless and after-school care. But the budget would boosting the state’s defense industry and fund a border wall.