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Fairfield County citizens gather to support Raise the Age

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Concerned parents and youth advocates packed the Nehemiah Commission this morning to express their support for Raise the Age. The reform, which would get non-violent 16-year-olds out of the adult criminal system by January 1, is threatened by Governor M. Jodi Rell’s latest budget mitigation plan. The meeting, organized by the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance, […] [Read More]
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Bill Would Allow Gay Troops to Testify Openly in Congress

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Lawmakers Propose Carve-Out to ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Legislation introduced today would allow gay members of the armed forces to testify openly at Congressional hearings. If it becomes law, the Honest and Open Testimony Act will allow gay troops to testify openly without risk of discharge or other punishment. Because the “don’t ask, don’t tell” […] [Read More]
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60% of Americans Support Public Option in Healthcare Reform Legislation

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60 percent of Americans believe a public option should be included in final healthcare legislation. There are sharp divisions, however, along party lines: 86 percent of Democrats support the public option versus 57 percent of Independents and 33 percent of Republicans, according to a survey released today by Thomson Reuters. The results are from a […] [Read More]
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Left-Right Coalition Calls for an Audit of the Federal Reserve Before Bernanke is Reappointed as Chair

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Wow! an impressive group of leaders from both sides of the political spectrum joined forces today on a letter to the Senate demanding that Congress mandate an audit of the Federal Reserve Bank before voting to reappoint Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke for a second term. The left-right coalition sent a letter to members of […] [Read More]
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DNC Hails Decision to Keep in Place Consent Decree Barring Republicans From Voter Intimidation

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DNC Chairman Tim Kaine and DNC Vice Chair for Voter Registration and Participation Donna Brazile issued the following statement on yesterday’s ruling by the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey keeping in place a consent decree barring the Republican National Committee from voter intimidation and asserting that Republicans still have an […] [Read More]
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Study: U.S. Action on Climate Compatible With Strong Economic Growth

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The U.S. economy will experience robust growth of about 70 percent through 2030 even as it adopts policies to lower greenhouse gas emissions leading to a more sustainable environment, according to an analysis released today by the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP). The economic analysis estimates that U.S. GDP will grow 70 to 71 percent […] [Read More]
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Watchdog Group Says Ties to Health Insurance Companies Make Sen. Joe Lieberman An ‘Insurance Puppet’

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Public Campaign Action Fund, a national campaign finance watchdog group, named Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) its second “Insurance Puppet” in an online advertising campaign targeting Connecticut and Washington, D.C. “Senator Lieberman has received $448,066 in campaign contributions from the health insurance industry during his time in Washington,” said David Donnelly, Public Campaign Action Fund’s national […] [Read More]
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Who is Michael Fedele?

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Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele makes his campaign official, throwing his hat in the rink with DoingItLocal.com exclusively: But who is Michael Fedele? He either had Governor Rell’s backing or he didn’t: Rell got the open race for the Republican nomination for governor off to a bad start when she stuck the knife into loyal Lt. […] [Read More]
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Maybe Connecticut Is Not So Bad For Business

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We beat all our neighbors on The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council’s annual rankings of the states. The states are ranked according to their public policy climates for small business and entrepreneurship. The rankings are included in the “Small Business Survival Index 2009: Ranking the Policy Environment for Entrepreneurship Across the Nation.” The 2009 Index […] [Read More]
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Who Says Liberals Only know How To Tax And Spend?

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U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, recently introduced the Control Spending Now Act, legislation to reduce the deficit by more than one half trillion dollars. The legislation is made up of more than 40 proposals to cut the record deficit, which currently stands at $1.42 trillion. To highlight examples of […] [Read More]
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