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Blumenthal, Murphy Say State Should Be Able To Recoup Money Lost In Shutdown

Connecticut’s U.S. Senators they believe much of the money lost to the state during the 18-day federal government shutdown can be recouped.


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Shutdown Ends, Default Averted

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination […]


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Cong. Himes On The Compromise

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement regarding the bipartisan deal to open the government and raise the debt limit. “I’m pleased that we have averted a default on the United States’ obligations and […]


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Governor Malloy On The Compromise

Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement in advance of an expected vote in the U.S. Senate and House to reopen the federal government and temporarily increase the government’s statutory borrowing authority: “While I […]


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Acting U.S. Attorney: Shutdown Is Delaying Cases

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s top federal prosecutor says the partial federal government shutdown has delayed criminal investigations and civil cases and has been “deeply demoralizing” for unpaid prosecutors. Acting U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly […]


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Federal Shutdown Concerns Aviation Safety Specialists

Aviation safety specialists are voicing their concerns about the impact of the partial federal government shutdown, despite a decision by the Federal Aviation Administration to recall some furloughed engineers, inspectors and safety staff.


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Shutdown Delays Prison Conversion

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The partial government shutdown has delayed plans to begin moving inmates out of the federal women’s prison in Danbury as part of an effort to turn the facility into a minimum-security […]


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Federal Furloughs Seen Keeping Submarines At Home

GROTON, Conn. (AP) _ The Navy says submarines may not go to sea on time if furloughed federal employees do not return to work soon. The Day of New London reports ( ) that of […]


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State Prepares for Possible Federal Government Shutdown

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s budget office is working with state agencies to prepare for a possible federal government shutdown. In a letter to agency heads, released Tuesday, Office of Policy and Management Secretary Benjamin […]