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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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Campaign Finance Reform in Connecticut

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To try and reduce the undue influence of special interests that the recent Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC, has enabled, the Connecticut General Assembly has passed H.B. 5471, An Act Concerning Independent Expenditures. This bill requires disclosure of any independent expenditure over $1000 and also requires CEOs to publically appear on ads […] [Read More]
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Race to the Top Bill Passes

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For the first time, every district in the state is required to evaluate teachers based on their students’ achievement. There will be a data system that links students to their teachers and teachers to their training programs. There will be pathways for the most talented classroom teachers to become principals. There will be no caps […] [Read More]
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MALLOY LOOKS BACK ON LEGISLATIVE SESSION

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Says Connecticut ‘can’t keep running from its problems’ Former Stamford Mayor and current Democratic candidate for Governor Dan Malloy today released the following statement at the close of the Legislative session: “These are difficult times. With Connecticut’s budget so far into the red, it’s no secret that expectations were lowered heading into this Legislative session. […] [Read More]
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New Haven Leaders Endorses Lamont – Glassman Ticket

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DeStefano Praises Lamont’s Ideas and Experience Ned Lamont accepted the endorsement of New Haven Mayor John DeStefano and the New Haven Democratic Town Committee (DTC) at a news conference at the John C. Daniels School. New Haven DTC Chair Susan Voigt joined DeStefano in praising Lamont and Glassman’s leadership and vision for Connecticut. “Ned and […] [Read More]
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