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Debates Where?

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Dan Malloy, the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate for Governor, today renewed his invitation to fellow Democrat and gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont to partake in a series of public debates in communities across the state on the major issues facing Connecticut.   Malloy has asked that Lamont join him in debates in every community across Connecticut […] [Read More]
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Martha Dean Critiqued

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A great post by Meghan Freed at Connecticut Law Blog: …Although running as a Republican, Martha Dean is almost a Libertarian. (Although I have no idea whether Dean would agree with my “Libertarian” connotation of the positions described on her website, the description is no less apt.) Dean’s version of Libertarianism shocks in two ways […] [Read More]
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DODD DEMANDS ANSWERS ON DELAY OF STRONGER SUNSCREEN SAFETY STANDARDS

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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 letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg inquiring into the delay of a “meaningful, enforceable standard for sunscreen […] [Read More]
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FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE IN FIVE CONNECTICUT COUNTIES AFFECTED BY RECENT STORMS

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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 March, April and May are now eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “The heavy storms that struck […] [Read More]
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DELAURO INTRODUCES BIRTH DEFECTS PREVENTION, RISK REDUCTION, AND AWARENESS ACT

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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 accurate, evidence-based information to pregnant and breast-feeding women about medications, chemical exposures, foodborne illness and other exposures associated with birth defects or health risks to a […] [Read More]
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Office of State Ethics Reaches $3,500 Settlement with G. Kenneth Bernhard

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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. According to the attached complaint filed along with the consent order, from January 2008 to March 2010, Bernhard was a member of the Citizen’s Ethics […] [Read More]
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Stimulus Lowered the unemployment rate by between 0.7 percentage points and 1.5 percentage points

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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, contractors, and subcontractors) are required to report the number of jobs they created or retained with ARRA funding after the end of each calendar quarter. The […] [Read More]
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New Report Shows Safety Laws Save Lives, Billions in Costs

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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 safety laws enacted over the past 20 years have saved over 85,000 lives and over $600 billion in costs. The auto safety group used […] [Read More]
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