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Monthly Archive for April, 2010

: April, 2010

“The only practical way to preserve the planet”

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

Revenue Accountability Commission and Combined Reporting Bills

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

Connecticut’s Tax Give-aways

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

State Income Taxes Push Many Working-Poor Families Deeper Into Poverty

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

ConnCAN: New bill makes real progress for public schools

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

U.S. House Poised to Take Historic Vote on H.R. 2499 – Puerto Rico Democracy Act

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

Lamont Responds to ‘Misguided’ Budget Plan

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

Ensuring voter privacy at the poll

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


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


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