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Connecticut Democrats Praise Obama's State Of The Union

Connecticut Democrats Praise Obama's State Of The Union

Most of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday drew enthusiastic support from Connecticut Democrats and the state's congressional delegation, especially his aggressive calls for free community college education, middle class tax cuts, a federal minimum wage hike and family medical leave. One area where Obama and several of Connecticut's Democratic members of Congress parted company was the president's plea for passage of legislation that would allow him to fast-track international trade agreements with Asia and Europe. Some Connecticut lawmakers and their constituents warned that such agreements were likely to cost jobs and hurt struggling small...

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