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CT lawmakers help pass massive spending bill

WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s five U.S. House members, all Democrats, voted Thursday for a massive, $1.3 trillion federal budget bill that will provide Connecticut with millions of additional dollars for education, health care and transportation and boost production in the state’s defense industry. Continue Reading →

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Federal budget bill good for CT defense, health insurance industries

WASHINGTON — The federal government’s proposed $1.1 trillion budget deal will please Connecticut health insurers, defense contractors and early childhood education advocates; but disappoint those seeking more federal heating aid and country-of-origin labeling on beef and pork. Continue Reading →

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Himes’ provision roils fellow Democrats, threatens budget bill

WASHINGTON – Legislation championed for years by Connecticut U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, threatened to become a “poison pill’ Wednesday in a massive budget bill that would avoid a government shutdown. Himes’ spokesman, however, insisted the congressman didn’t know how the provision was placed in the budget bill. Continue Reading →

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