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Monthly Archive for May, 2011

: May, 2011

Study: Biodegradable Products May Be Bad For The Environment

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
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Citizens United Party Demands Reapportionment Consideration

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
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New Estate Tax Rules Should Expire After 2012

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
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Health reform essential to young adults: Nearly half can’t afford needed health care

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
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Himes Votes Against Unlimited New Presidential War Making Authority

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
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Pawlenty Supports the Republican Plan to End Medicare as We Know it

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
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NEW YORK’S 26TH CD LOSS THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE FOR GOP

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
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The One Problem I Had With Chris Murphy – Resolved!

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
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Auto Industry: President Obama’s Tough Decision is Paying Off

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
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Support SB210 An Act Prohibiting the Use of Bisphenol-A In Thermal Receipt Papers

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
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