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Chances improve for national park in Hartford’s Coltsville

WASHINGTON – The chances of establishing a national park in Hartford’s Coltsville neighborhood have improved because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has held tough on keeping a lands package in a massive defense bill – despite pressure to strip out the lands package to allow speedy approval of the bill. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers lean on Harry Reid to schedule Schwartz VA vote

WASHINGTON – Members of the state’s congressional delegation on Thursday told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid they are tired of tapping their feet waiting for a confirmation vote for Linda Schwartz, the head of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, who has been nominated by President Obama for a top VA job in Washington. Continue Reading →

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Senate confirms Meyer for District Court

Washington – It took more than eight months and executing the “nuclear option,” but Jeffrey Alker Meyer, a law professor at Quinnipiac University and former federal prosecutor, was confirmed by the Senate on Monday as a U.S. District Court judge in Connecticut. Meyer’s nomination had to clear a couple of hurdles Monday. The first was a vote for cloture, or to end debate on the nomination. The vote was 55-37. Meyer’s nomination could move forward because Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., changed Senate rules in a move dubbed the “nuclear option,” because of the heat it has received from Republicans. Continue Reading →

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