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Merrill counters GOP opposition to motor-voter plan

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Largest 2015 Export-Import Bank financing deals in Connecticut

Ranked by total amount of financing

RankExporterTotal disbursements
1Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford$232,813,968
2Louis Dreyfus Corp., Wilton$12,574,310
3H.J. Baker & Bro. Inc., Shelton$12,022,698
4APS Technology Inc., Wallingford$9,692,022
5General Electric International Inc., Shelton$9,640,755

Source: Export-Import Bank

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