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Sikorsky's to-do list: Build 112
Sometime in June, the U.S. Air Force will award Sikorsky Aircraft a long-awaited contract to build the next generation of combat rescue helicopters, important aircraft that will replace an aging fleet.
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Fri Mar 07, 2014
United Healthcare Advantage program cuts impacting seniors
Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro led a fiery discussion on the ongoing impact of cuts in the United Healthcare Medicare Advantage program.
States Veto Food Stamp Cuts as $8.6 Billion Deal Fades
Congress last month passed a revamp of agriculture and food policy that was supposed to save the U.S. government $8.6 billion in food-stamp costs over a decade.
Center for American Progress
ADVISORY: HBO, The Shriver Report, and CAP to Host Exclusive Premiere ...
On Tuesday, March 11, HBO, The Shriver Report, and the Center for American Progress will host an exclusive premiere screening of the HBO documentary film, "Paycheck to Paycheck."
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Acting CFTC head pleads with U.S. Congress for more funding
The acting head of the U.S. derivatives regulator pleaded with federal lawmakers on Thursday to give his agency more funding, saying a tight budget has prevented staff from completing compliance exams and threatens to hobble enforcement.
No, Connecticut's History-Making Paid Sick Leave Law Did Not Hurt Business
When Connecticut was considering whether to become the first state to require employers to offer their workers paid sick leave, businesses raised concerns that it would create an unbearable cost, forcing some to close, and that abuse would be rampant.
Ukraine supporters call for Obama's
The half-mile walk from St. Josaphat's Church to Central Connecticut State University had to seem like nothing for Dozia Bystrinyk.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Red Bluff Daily News
Obama in Connecticut: Minimum wage increase is a oecommon sensea
President Barack Obama speaks about raising the minimum wage at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain on 3/5/2014.
Hitching an Air Force One Ride With the President
President Obama invited Connecticut's congressional delegation to join him on Air Force One today for his trip to Connecticut.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
U.S. Air Force to fund rescue helicopter in last-minute reversal
The U.S. Air Force decided on Tuesday to start work on a new rescue helicopter by United Technologies Corp's Sikorsky Aircraft in fiscal 2015, a surprising turnaround hours after the Pentagon told Congress the program had been postponed.
The Hartford Courant
Poll: Support For Raising Minimum Wage, But Not For Obama
As President Obama is scheduled to arrive Wednesday in New Britain to rally support for raising the minimum wage, a new poll shows the idea is highly popular in Connecticut.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Stars and Stripes
Air Force reviews Sikorsky bid for $6.8 billion copter deal
U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James says she's reviewing whether the service can afford a contract for combat-rescue helicopters that drew only one bid, raising questions about whether a unit of United Technologies Corp. will receive a multibillion-dollar award this year.
Paid sick day protection gains steam across the U.S.
The New York City Council on Wednesday voted 46-5 on a bill to expand the city's paid sick leave, guaranteeing that 1.2 million workers can call in sick without losing pay.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers a...
Hoffa slams job-killing Pacific Rim trade deal
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa blasted the secret negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership at a Capitol Hill press conference today and warned of further hemorrhaging of U.S. jobs if the trade deal is approved.
Jared Polis accepts GQ makeover after sporting polo-and-bow-tie combo
GQ asked whether U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, has the "worst Congressional style ever" after he was seen on the floor of Congress on Tuesday wearing a bow tie with a polo shirt.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
DeLauro, Democrats press for wage vote
In a drive to raise the federal minimum wage, Rep. Rosa DeLauro joined with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats Wednesday in employing a little-used House strategy to try to get a vote on raising the federal minimum wage.
Two members of Congress subpoenaed in nursing homes' fight with SEIU
Two senior lawmakers from Connecticut ">Connecticut have been subpoenaed in a civil racketeering case involving nursing homes and the SEIU , the Washington Examiner has learned.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Xenia Daily Gazette
What Obama should order next: Paycheck fairn...
When President Barack Obama talked about pay equity in his State of the Union speech last month and connected the dots between gender and low-wage work, advocates in the audience were ecstatic.
The Washington Post
Democrats are eying 17 seats to take back the House in this midterm election cycle - and party leaders hope a renewed push on an old money message will sway critical female voters at the ballot box.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
New Haven Independent
Local Ukrainians Rally, Hope, And Pray
With that emotional and cautious optimism, Volodymyr Gali and his family joined 200 fellow Ukrainian-Americans from the Greater New Haven Ukrainian community Sunday morning to greet the news that the president of Ukraine had fled the capital , signaling the end, at least for now, of the violence in his home country.