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Monthly Archive for May, 2010

: May, 2010

DODD DEMANDS ANSWERS ON DELAY OF STRONGER SUNSCREEN SAFETY STANDARDS

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, just before the Memorial Day holiday that has traditionally kicked off the start of the summer beach and pool season, Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Jack Reed (D-RI) sent a

FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE IN FIVE CONNECTICUT COUNTIES AFFECTED BY RECENT STORMS

Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) has announced that individuals and households residing in Fairfield, New Haven, New London, Middlesex, and Windham counties that were affected by storms and heavy flooding in

DELAURO INTRODUCES BIRTH DEFECTS PREVENTION, RISK REDUCTION, AND AWARENESS ACT

Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-3) and Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) introduced the Birth Defects Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Awareness Act of 2010 today, which will help provide

Office of State Ethics Reaches $3,500 Settlement with G. Kenneth Bernhard

Former Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board (CEAB) Chairman G. Kenneth Bernhard, of Westport, CT, agreed to pay a $3,500 penalty for making three political contributions while serving as a CEAB member.

Stimulus Lowered the unemployment rate by between 0.7 percentage points and 1.5 percentage points

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), also known as the economic stimulus package, certain recipients of funds appropriated in ARRA (most grant and loan recipients,

New Report Shows Safety Laws Save Lives, Billions in Costs

Safety Advocates Call on Congress to Pass Unfinished Highway and Auto Safety Agenda Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) today released a new report showing that federal and state auto

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Announces It Will Unilaterally Implement Key Provisions of the ‘Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act’

New Provisions Ensure Greater Transparency and More Robust Treatment Coverage Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and its parent company, announced today it will unilaterally implement key provisions

F-35 extra engine program “Simply Makes No Sense”

Sec. Gates: “I firmly believe that the interests of the taxpayers, our military, and the JSF program are best served by not pursuing an extra engine.” Secretary of Defense Robert Gates reiterated his

Ned Lamont leads Dan Malloy 41 – 24 percent

Quinnipiac University Poll: In the Democratic primary for governor, former Senate candidate Ned Lamont leads former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy 41 – 24 percent, with 30 percent undecided. Lamont gets a

Blumenthal Leads McMahon By 25 Points

Most Voters Say Vietnam Issue Doesn’t Impact Vote Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal leads former wrestling executive Linda McMahon 56 – 31 percent in the U.S. Senate race and tops the