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Study: Defense industry boosts New England economy | Boston.com

Connecticut experienced the second largest revenue boost from federal contracts in the region, with $12.7 billion pumped into the state’s economy last year — up 58 percent from 2003 and accounting for more than 101,000 jobs. New Hampshire gained $1.3 billion from defense contracts, more than doubling its amount revenue. And Maine’s contract for new Navy destroyers at the General ...

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Amy Goodman to speak, sign books, at Common Cause in Connecticut Annual Celebration

October 29, 2011 Los Angeles, CA Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, host of the daily, grassroots, global, radio/TV news hour Democracy Now!, is on a national speaking tour to celebrate 15 years of DN!, now broadcasting on over 900 public television and radio stations around the world. WHEN: 1 pm WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles ...

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Defense spending in Connecticut shows growth | TheDay.com

Mark Prisloe, an associate economist with the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development, says Connecticut over the past several years has experienced one of the largest surges in national security spending in its history. Prisloe, in an analysis of this state’s defense industry in the September issue of The Connecticut Economic Digest, says Connecticut prime contract awards from 1994 ...

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Shored Up: Debate over Development on Barrier Islands Intensifies After Hurricane | Democracy Now

Hurricane Irene caused significant beach erosion as it made landfall at North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a 200-mile-long string of barrier islands. It also crashed into the Jersey Shore, Long Island and other popular East Coast beaches this weekend. Many of these areas are filled with high-priced oceanfront real estate, and the battle to save these beaches and communities costs billions ...

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Connecticut’s legislature is considering a vote to abolish the death penalty statewide. Get involved.

Act NOW: Urge your state Representative and Senator to repeal Connecticut’s death penalty! In 2009, Connecticut came within a single signature of ending one of the most fundamental violations of human rights still in existence: the death penalty. A bill was passed through both chambers of the General Assembly and failed to become law only because of a heartbreaking veto ...

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