Friday, August 03, 2007

End of a busy, busy week...

The last week of July and entering August haven't been slow...

I'm off to New Hampshire next week for four days with U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, making his 16th visit to the state since announcing his candidacy last January. It's an ambitous schedule at this point, and trying to make arrangements hasn't been easy - or yet completed.

Gov. Rell finally got around to contacting the state's Congressional delegation - but only two of them, U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney. In a letter to both sent Friday, she asked them to file legislation that would allow the Navy to enter into a lease agreement with the state for improvements at the Groton sub base. Of course, Congress is breaking this weekend for its August vacation.

Some big news is expected from Electric Boat on Tuesday. It seems they have continued to streamline the submarine building process - lowering the cost of building those big boats. Part of the Navy's plan to increase sub production is to lower the cost from $2.4 billion to $2 billion each. On Tuesday we should get some hint at how the company is doing in meeting that goal.

When I get back from New Hampshire next weekend, I'm in the office for just a couple of days, and then it's off to Washington.

It's going to be a busy August...


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