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Senior Center Members’ Privacy Protected by New Law

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Senator Paul R. Doyle (D-Wethersfield) says a bill he supported in the state Senate that will help protect the privacy of those who attend senior centers has been signed into law by Governor M. Jodi Rell. The new law exempts senior centers statewide from provisions of the Freedom of Information Act when member’s contact information […] [Read More]
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Chemical Institute, Cadmium Restrictions Pass the Legislature as the Clock Strikes Midnight

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Seconds before the end of the 2010 state legislative session, the Senate unanimously approved the creation of a Chemical Innovations Institute (HB 5126) to put Connecticut at the forefront of green chemistry and clean technology development. At the same moment, the House unanimously approved nationally significant restrictions on cadmium in children’s jewelry (HB 5314). At […] [Read More]
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Lamont Way Ahead of GOP Rivals In Governor’s Race

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The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds businessman Ned Lamont now earning 42% support against GOP frontrunner Thomas Foley’s 35%. Eleven percent (11%) prefer some other candidate, and 13% are undecided. Lamont picks up 48% of the vote when matched against Republican Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele. The Republican gets […] [Read More]
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California’s Political Videos: Bizarre

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These videos are too much fun to miss. From The Christian Science Monitor (videos added – links are to other CSM articles): …(T)he bizarre political ad Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina put out in February, depicting primary competitor Tom Campbell as a red-eyed sheep… Now the California Democratic Party and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee […] [Read More]
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DELAURO PRAISES PASSAGE OF HOME STAR ENERGY LEGISLATION

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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) celebrated the passage yesterday of H.R. 5019, the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010. This legislation will create clean energy jobs, provide energy savings for American families across the country, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. The bill will provide immediate incentives to families with gross incomes of up […] [Read More]
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Despite Heavy Industry Lobbying, Lawmakers Reject Environmental Rollbacks

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Environmental advocates were pleased that legislation passed today has soundly rejected the industry-supported environmental protection rollbacks called for in previous legislation by Governor M. Jodi Rell’s Permitting Reform Task Force. Roger Reynolds, Senior Staff Attorney for Connecticut Fund for the Environment, commented, “We are pleased that the legislature rejected rollbacks to environmental protections. This bill […] [Read More]
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Proposal addressing the achievement gap between minority and white students in Connecticut passes

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BLACK & PUERTO RICAN CAUCUS WINS FINAL APPROVAL OF ACHIEVEMENT GAP LEGISLATION Lawmakers from the Connecticut General Assembly’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus today are celebrating the final legislative approval of a proposal they introduced addressing the achievement gap between minority and white students in Connecticut – the state with the highest discrepancy in the […] [Read More]
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Annual Survey Shows Drop in Pre-Schooled Children

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Preschool-age children across the country are feeling the impact of the recession as states cut back on early education programs, according to the annual survey of state-funded preschool programs. “We are seeing a pause in the rapid increase in state preschool programs that we have seen in the last several years,” said W. Steven Barnett, […] [Read More]
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