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Study: Biodegradable Products May Be Bad For The Environment

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Research from North Carolina State University shows that so-called biodegradable products are likely doing more harm than good in landfills, because they are releasing a powerful greenhouse gas as they break down. “Biodegradable materials, such as disposable cups and utensils, are broken down in landfills by microorganisms that then produce methane,” says Dr. Morton Barlaz, […] [Read More]
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Citizens United Party Demands Reapportionment Consideration

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Last week, I issued the following press release: New Political Party in Connecticut Queue, Inc., a Connecticut corporation with offices in Stratford, CT, announces the formation of the Citizens United Party, a new political party. Membership in Citizens United Party will be limited to corporations and LLC’s. Citizens United intends to field a full slate […] [Read More]
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New Estate Tax Rules Should Expire After 2012

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We’re giving to much away to the rich already The tax-cut compromise enacted in December established estate tax rules for 2011 and 2012 that are considerably weaker than those in effect in 2009, the last year before the tax temporarily expired in 2010. The new rules will cost about $23 billion more than reinstating the […] [Read More]
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Health reform essential to young adults: Nearly half can’t afford needed health care

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Young adults ages 19-29 are struggling to get the health care they need more than almost any other age group, demonstrating the need for Affordable Care Act provisions, some already in place, that will expand health insurance and make it more affordable, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. The report found that in 2010, […] [Read More]
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Himes Votes Against Unlimited New Presidential War Making Authority

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Votes against National Defense Authorization Bill that expands presidential authority for military action and includes no plan for Afghanistan Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) today voted against FY2012 Defense Authorization bill. Although Himes has voted in favor of such authorization bills in the past, he opposed today’s bill because it gives the President unbridled new military […] [Read More]
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Pawlenty Supports the Republican Plan to End Medicare as We Know it

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Today, former governor and current Republican Presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty said he would sign the Republican plan to end Medicare as we know into law if elected President. In response, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said: “Just two days after the people of New York’s solidly Republican 26th Congressional District roundly rejected the Republican plan […] [Read More]
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NEW YORK’S 26TH CD LOSS THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE FOR GOP

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Voters in Wisconsin, Maine, New Hampshire and now in New York’s 26th congressional district are speaking – and loudly. New York’s 26th congressional district was one of the state’s most solidly Republican districts. Besides New York, conservatives have lost three special elections in as many weeks. In Wisconsin, a Democrat captured a General Assembly seat […] [Read More]
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The One Problem I Had With Chris Murphy – Resolved!

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Letter from Chris: I’ve received quite a bit of email over the past few months wondering how I’d vote when the Patriot Act reauthorization comes up later this week. So, I wanted to let you know first – I’ll be voting against the bill. The Patriot Act does not strike the right balance between protecting […] [Read More]
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Auto Industry: President Obama’s Tough Decision is Paying Off

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To mark the news that Chrysler will repay $5.9 billion in loans to the U.S. government and American taxpayers, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, and United Auto Workers (UAW) President Bob King discussed the bold decision of President Obama to help save the American auto industry. If prominent Republicans like […] [Read More]
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Support SB210 An Act Prohibiting the Use of Bisphenol-A In Thermal Receipt Papers

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This CT Senate bill is in response to recent studies which found high levels of BPA in many cash receipts and also on the dollar bills tested. BPA is a hormone disrupting chemical linked to serious health problems such as cancer, infertility, and early puberty. “On The Money: BPA on Dollar Bills and Receipts” set […] [Read More]
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