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Blumenthal: Trump’s Budget Endangers 9/11 Responder Health Program

Feb 21, 2018
Natalie Cioffari / WSHU

President Trump’s budget proposal calls for a restructuring of the World Trade Center Health Program that provides medical treatment to 9/11 first responders and survivors.

Susan Walsh / AP

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. says President Trump’s proposed budget would slash funds for gun background check systems already in place.

Schumer says the proposed budget would cut $12 million from federal programs that help states and local governments keep track of who is not eligible to own a gun.

He says it’s a 16 percent cut, which would cripple the background check system.

Schumer accused the administration of trying to gut the checks.

Jessica Hill / AP

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is to give his final State of the State address to lawmakers at the beginning their 2018 legislative session on Wednesday. The Democrat, who’s not seeking a third term, is expected to call for the return of highway tolls, spending cuts and a range of tax changes.

Jessica Hill / AP

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has released a preview of the budget proposal he’ll be presenting to state lawmakers on Wednesday. It includes a provision aimed at helping Connecticut taxpayers get around the new $10,000 federal limit on state and local property tax deductions.

Jessica Hill / AP

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy recently vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have restored state funding to a program that helps seniors and people with disabilities.

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