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T. BOONE PICKENS TOUTS LARSON NATURAL GAS BILL BEFORE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

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Yesterday, former oilman and businessman T. Boone Pickens voiced his strong support for Congressman John B. Larson’s (CT-01) NAT GAS Act (H.R. 1835) that will put thousands of American workers at the forefront of a uniquely American clean energy economy, boost the production of domestic energy, and help break our addiction to foreign oil. Congressman […] [Read More]
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Consumers Union Urges Fed to Require Banks to Roll Back Recent Unfair Credit Card Interest Rate Hikes

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Millions of Consumers Have Been Hurt By Interest Rate Spikes After Congress passed legislation last year reining in some of the worst credit card lending practices, many banks responded by hiking interest rates before the new rules went into effect, including on customers with perfect bill paying records. Now Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of […] [Read More]
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There Are Only Two Days Left to Mail Back Your Census Form

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Only 69 percent of households in Connecticut have mailed back their form Don’t Wait for the Census Worker to Visit — Mail It Back by Friday, April 16 The census form on your kitchen table is a vital investment in your community. Fill it out and mail it back today. Get it in the mail […] [Read More]
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BILL TO HELP CONSUMERS WITH HEALTH INSURANCE DENIALS PASSES HOUSE

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FLEISCHMANN’S PERSONAL STORY INSPIRES LEGISLATION State Representative Andrew Fleischmann (D-West Hartford), House Chairman of the legislature’s Education Committee, announced that the House of Representatives unanimously passed his bill to provide Connecticut consumers with recourse if denied coverage by their health insurance companies. Fleischmann’s legislation will ensure that people denied coverage are notified that they can […] [Read More]
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Congressman Jim Himes Hosts Fairfield Beach Clean-up

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Here’s his announcement: Over the last 15 months, I’ve been working hard on your behalf in Washington to create jobs, turn the economy around, and bring the health care and energy reform we know we need. While this real change could not happen without important legislative work, there is also much we can do on […] [Read More]
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$18 billion down to the penny: Glassman says Connecticut deserves to know

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Moving Connecticut’s rating from an “F” grade for transparency in state spending of taxpayer money will be a top priority for Mary Glassman, Simsbury’s First Selectman who is exploring a run for Governor. Glassman reacted today to a report released by U.S. PIRG which ranked 50 dates on transparency of government spending. The report gave […] [Read More]
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Attorney General Calls Draft FED Credit Card Rules “Woefully Inadequate,” Seeks Changes To Compel Interest Rate Rollbacks

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Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Monday wrote U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke calling the Fed’s draft credit card rules “woefully inadequate” and seeking changes to compel rollback of recent massive interest rate increases on creditworthy consumers. Blumenthal reiterated his call that card issuers reverse all arbitrary rate increases since January 1, 2009 for […] [Read More]
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Jon’s Health Tips – Special Report – Preventing Cancer: Part II

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Here are some recent research reports focusing on fighting cancer, organized by the type of cancer: Breast cancer Exercise Report 1 Report 2 Fruit Pomengranate Mango Apple and other fruits Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage Vitamin D Colon, colorectal cancer Soy Soy and coffee Selenium Mango Blueberries Apple juice Fiber/ Oats Report […] [Read More]
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