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EpiPen lobbying campaign targeted Connecticut

WASHINGTON – Connecticut, one of 11 states that approved a law requiring schools to stock EpiPens, is on drug maker Mylan’s sizable lobbying list. According to the center, Mylan, under fire for its steep price hikes of the EpiPen, expanded its lobbying presence in state houses to Connecticut and 35 additional states between 2010 to 2014. Continue Reading →

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Analysts: Lockheed Martin purchase fortunate break for Sikorsky, Connecticut

WASHINGTON — Some may lose jobs and a few Connecticut companies may lose contracts, but Lockheed Martin’s purchase of Sikorsky Aircraft is likely to anchor the helicopter maker in Stratford and increase it’s share of Pentagon contracts and the overseas market, analyst say. Continue Reading →

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Legal-aid to close its lobbying arm at State Capitol

The longest sustained funding crunch in the history of legal aid is about to cost Connecticut’s poor their long-serving lobbyist at the General Assembly: Raphael L. Podolsky, a Yale-educated lawyer who took them as a client 40 years ago, is getting a pink slip. So are his colleagues, Jane McNichol and Sara Parker McKernan. One lawmaker calls them “the conscience” of the Capitol. Continue Reading →

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Cafero’s new constituency: Wine and liquor wholesalers

Former House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, is returning to the State Capitol next year as the executive director and general counsel of a major trade association, the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Connecticut. He starts the job July 1, but the revolving-door law bars him from directly lobbying until 2016. Continue Reading →

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Revolving door spins for Connecticut delegation

WASHINGTON — Many Connecticut lawmakers who have retired recently have become lobbyists. An analysis by The Connecticut Mirror shows that dozens of staffers for the state’s lawmakers have also swung through the revolving door, the term used for an ingrained, and growing, Washington phenomenon for when lawmakers and their staff leave Capitol Hill for more lucrative lobbying jobs. Continue Reading →

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