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Monthly Archive for December, 2009

: December, 2009

Fairfield County citizens gather to support Raise the Age

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
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Bill Would Allow Gay Troops to Testify Openly in Congress

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
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60% of Americans Support Public Option in Healthcare Reform Legislation

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
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Left-Right Coalition Calls for an Audit of the Federal Reserve Before Bernanke is Reappointed as Chair

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
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DNC Hails Decision to Keep in Place Consent Decree Barring Republicans From Voter Intimidation

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
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Study: U.S. Action on Climate Compatible With Strong Economic Growth

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
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Watchdog Group Says Ties to Health Insurance Companies Make Sen. Joe Lieberman An ‘Insurance Puppet’

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
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Who is Michael Fedele?

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
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Maybe Connecticut Is Not So Bad For Business

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
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Who Says Liberals Only know How To Tax And Spend?

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
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