Rep. Rosa DeLauro

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USDA tells states to process food stamps again, but no guarantee of benefits

WASHINGTON – In an abrupt change of policy, federal officials have instructed state agencies, including Connecticut’s Department of Social Services, to resume processing food stamp benefits for October. But with a possible shutdown of the federal government looming, that doesn’t assure that anyone will receive them at the beginning of the month. Continue Reading →

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On conservation’s front lines, districts facing budget cuts

The five little-known Connecticut Conservation Districts help municipalities and the public with soil and water conservation problems and projects they can’t handle themselves. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget would end all $300,000 in state funding for the districts — money they say is necessary to run their offices and leverage larger sums in the form of grants. Continue Reading →

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Washington Watch, Week of Aug. 3

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Congress is on a month-long August break with a lot of unfinished business to face when it reconvenes in September. This includes an immigration bill acceptable to both chambers and the White House, and a way to fund the federal government past the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30. Continue Reading →

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DeLauro, Blumenthal propose Medicare Advantage change

Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Rosa DeLauro are proposing bills that would prevent Medicare Advantage plans from dropping doctors without cause except during open enrollment periods. They explained their idea Monday at a roundtable discussion in Fairhaven. Continue Reading →

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Malloy working to dominate New Haven’s vote

Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy has been in New Haven so often lately — including almost every day last week— that he could almost qualify for residency. There’s a good reason: New Haven gave him the largest plurality of any candidate in his 2010 campaign; and he needed every last vote. Continue Reading →

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