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Murphy named to five Senate appropriations panels

Washington – Sen. Chris Murphy said he’s been named to five Senate Appropriations Committee panels.
He will sit on appropriations subcommittees with authority over the budgets of the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development; the State Department, the Commerce and Justice departments, military construction and the Department of Veterans Affairs and a panel that has jurisdiction over Congress’ operating budget. Continue Reading →

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Panic at Head Start in Bridgeport, then a possible reprieve — from the private sector

Bridgeport — Closed because of the federal government shutdown, Head Start centers in six states, including Connecticut, are being offered a bailout by a retired Texas hedge fund manager. Philanthropists Laura and John Arnold Monday have offered an interest-free $10 million loan to temporarily reopen the programs in all six states. John Arnold was a hedge fund manager until he retired last year and is one of the richest Americans. Thanks to the Arnolds, Carla Carey, who on a good day said she earns $100 at Frankie’s Diner in Bridgeport, could be getting a reprieve. So could the hundreds of other low-income parents from the Bridgeport-Stratford area whose children attend Head Start programs, and the thousands of Head Start parents in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and South Carolina. Continue Reading →

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