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Republican Campaign $ = Strange Doings

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Don Michak, writing in the Manchester Journal Inquirer, has done a terrific job of analyzing the contributions to the campaigns of the Republican candidates: 1. Rob Simmons Out-of-state conservatives fund Simmons campaign against Dodd Robert R. Simmons…accepted tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions in the second quarter from hard-line conservatives, most of whom […] [Read More]
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Amann Thinks Legislative Experience Trumps Administrative

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What else is he going to say? He has never run anything. He says he won’t criticize, then goes ahead and does exactly that: [Read More]
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Rell Admits New Taxes Needed

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It’s outrageous that Governor Rell, with all of her department secretaries, deputies, press people, and budget experts, took six months to admit that our budget woes are actually far worse than she first announced and that increasing taxes will have to be part of the measured solution to fix this mess. We have programs and […] [Read More]
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Fascinating plan – can it work in Connecticut?

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Economist Farid A. Khavari, Democratic candidate for Florida Governor, announced his economic plan to revitalize Florida’s economy, replace over 700,000 lost jobs, stabilize the housing market, and regain over $50 billion in losses suffered by the State Board of Administration (SBA) in the past two years, without higher taxes. “This plan will put hundreds of […] [Read More]
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Good for Senator McCain

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Senator John McCain, who led the fight against further F-22 funding, is now going along with President Obama’s position on the nation’s missile defense program, much to the dismay of some of his supporters from the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA). Good for Senator McCain, who, perhaps uniquely among Republicans, recognizes that there is a […] [Read More]
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Subprime Candidate

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H/T (and stolen headline) CT Blue A recent article in The Day reported on the checkered background of a Republican candidate for City Council in New London: When Andrew Lockwood introduced himself to a gathering of New London Republicans this week after being nominated as one of their candidates for City Council, he said he’s […] [Read More]
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Rell’s original budget deficit estimate $2.558 billion below number agreed upon this weekend

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WHAT’S $2.558 BILLION BETWEEN FRIENDS? After six months of substantially low-balling the size of the state’s projected budget deficit, Governor M. Jodi Rell finally agreed to a new budget deficit estimate of $8.558 billion, which amounts to $2.558 billion more than her original estimate of $6 billion. The agreement between the legislature and Governor Rell […] [Read More]
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THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF HEALTH CARE REFORM ON SMALL BUSINESSES AND THEIR EMPLOYEES

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Small businesses play an important role in the U.S. economy and are a strong driver of job growth and innovation. But small businesses are severely disadvantaged by the current U.S. health care system relative to their larger counterparts. A new report by the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) examines the challenges faced by smaller firms […] [Read More]
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“It’s despicable”

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Today the House of Representatives voted down an amendment offered by Representative Mike Pence (R-Ind.) that would have prevented family planning funds under the Health and Human Services appropriations bill from going to Planned Parenthood. The amendment was to be attached to the $730.5 billion Labor/Health and Human Services appropriations legislation. “It’s despicable that once […] [Read More]
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With 325,000 Connecticut Residents Lacking Health Coverage, Simmons Has Choice To Make: Stand With Republicans For Political Gain or Do The Right Thing

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Republicans are refusing to work with Senate Democrats on bi-partisan health care reforms: Orrin Hatch, a Republican senator from Utah, yesterday walked out of a meeting at the Senate finance committee where Max Baucus, chairman, has been locked in talks for weeks trying to win over Republicans while pacifying liberal Democrats angling for more radical […] [Read More]
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