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Wed January 22, 2014
Deep Freeze Hits Connecticut; Blumenthal Focuses On Medicare
As the snow from the most recent winter storm ends, cold temperatures are moving in. Total snowfall accumulations ranged from one to four inches in northwestern Connecticut to six to 12 inches to the south and east of Hartford. Highs were into the teens across most of the state today. The deep freeze is expected to remain through the end of the week with high temperatures in the teens going up to 20.
Sen. Blumenthal Calling for Changes in Medicare Administration
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal was at the state Capitol today for a field hearing focusing on possible changes in the way Medicare Advantage is administered. Blumenthal said last year more than 22-hundred doctors were notified they would be terminated by the network leaving 60,000 patients confused.
Sentencing of Former Police Officers
One of two former East Haven officers convicted of violating Latinos' civil rights has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison. David Cari was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Hartford. The sentencing of Dennis Spaulding has been continued until tomorrow.
United Technologies Reports 29 Percent Decline in 4th Quarter Profit
The drop in profit is due to a decline in contributions from businesses that have been sold, but its revenue rose. Net income for the Hartford-based aerospace and building systems conglomerate was $1.46 billion, in the September-to-December period.
More Jobs at Sikorsky
The $1.1 trillion federal budget that was adopted last week has lead to an increase in employment at Sikorsky Aircraft. It also continues development of a new rescue helicopter for the Air Force. Connecticut received $3.3 billion in defense spending in the 2014 budget deal signed by President Barack Obama.