WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s mayors made their annual pilgrimage to Washington this week, looking for money, connections and ideas. The three-day conference, cut short for many by the prospect of a historic blizzard expected to hit Washington tomorrow, is a rare chance to meet President Obama, and much of his cabinet.
It will be a high-stakes game in Congress this week as lawmakers tackle a long list of priorities, including approval of a budget that would keep the government running past the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30, and a temporary renewal of the charter for the Export Import Bank.
WASHINGTON – A congressional food fight is expected today as House GOP lawmakers press for changes in federal nutrition rules that would allow Connecticut schools to opt out of new school lunch standards.
The Senate is out this week for the Memorial Day holiday and the House is in only a couple of days. But there will be some heated fights anyhow.
The cherry blossoms are finally blooming — but lawmakers won’t be able to enjoy them because they are on a two-week break.