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“The only practical way to preserve the planet”

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IMAGE: Carbon dioxide emitted from the nation’s coal-fired power plants could be phased out in 20 years using existing or rapidly emerging technology. The United States could completely stop emissions of carbon dioxide from coal-fired electric power plants, a crucial step for controlling global warming, within 20 years by using technology that already exists or […] [Read More]
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Revenue Accountability Commission and Combined Reporting Bills

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The Revenue Accountability Commission bill recently approved by the House and awaiting a Senate vote (H.B. 5534), would require a comprehensive review of Connecticut’s revenue system. For background on the Revenue Accountability Commission bill, see the following from CT Voices for Children: Fact sheet Testimony and from the Connecticut Association of NonProfits: Testimony But: The […] [Read More]
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Connecticut’s Tax Give-aways

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CT Voices for Children has released a new report on the state’s use of business tax credits on the use of business tax credits in CT. Business tax credits are a form of government spending: they often result in a net loss of Connecticut state revenue and, since the state budget must be balanced, must […] [Read More]
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State Income Taxes Push Many Working-Poor Families Deeper Into Poverty

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Some States Considering Scaling Back Tax Credits for Low-Income Working Families Thirteen states taxed working-poor families deeper into poverty last year, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. In some of those states, poor families faced several hundred dollars in state income taxes — a significant amount for a […] [Read More]
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ConnCAN: New bill makes real progress for public schools

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More may be needed for Race to the Top victory ConnCAN CEO Alex Johnston released the following statement in response to the Race to the Top bill SB 438 released today by the Connecticut General Assembly Education Committee co-chairs: This bill makes real progress for Connecticut public schools. For the first time, every district in […] [Read More]
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U.S. House Poised to Take Historic Vote on H.R. 2499 – Puerto Rico Democracy Act

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The U.S. House is poised to vote today on H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act, a bill that would help bring America’s promise of self-determination to the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico for the first time in 112 years, said Gov. Luis Fortuno (R-Puerto Rico). “For the 112 years since Puerto Rico joined the […] [Read More]
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Lamont Responds to ‘Misguided’ Budget Plan

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In response to Governor Rell’s proposed plan to balance the state budget by borrowing about $1 billion for seven years and raiding two funds designated to encourage energy conservation and renewable energy projects, Ned Lamont released the following statement today: “For the second year in a row, Governor Rell is attempting to close a budget […] [Read More]
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Ensuring voter privacy at the poll

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Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz today praised the Connecticut House of Representatives for unanimously passing Substitute House Bill # 5441. The bill, which passed by a vote of 143-0 on April 28th, will ensure voter privacy at the polls by requiring that ballot clerks either offer each voter a privacy sleeve for their individual […] [Read More]
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JEPSEN 2010 ANNOUNCES SENIOR STAFF POSITIONS

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Jepsen 2010 has announced senior staff positions, Clare Kindall, Phil Sherwood, and Kevin Clemency. Clare Kindall, Campaign Manager, has served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Connecticut for the past 12 of her 20 years as a lawyer. Currently on unpaid leave from the Office, she is excited to be running Jepsen […] [Read More]
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HOUSE PASSES LEGISLATION CREATING REVENUE ACCOUNTABILITY COMMISSION

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The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill championed by Majority Leader Denise Merrill (D-Mansfield, Chaplin) that creates a commission charged with studying Connecticut’s revenue structure and making recommendations for changes, despite opposition from some business interests, but with the support of Connecticut Voices for Children. “Connecticut is facing serious economic challenges,” Merrill said. […] [Read More]
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