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Paid Sick Days Bill Passes Appropriations Committee

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Supporters Tout Benefits to Public Health, and Family Economic Security Yesterday, the Appropriations Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly approved a basic workplace standard for paid sick days by a vote of 28-17. The bill (SB 63) would allow workers at business with more than 50 employees to earn paid sick time – up to […] [Read More]
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MONDAY: DODD BRINGS SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONNECTICUT

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Dodd, LaHood, Governor Rell, DeLauro, Larson, Neal to Discuss the Future of the New Haven to Springfield Rail Corridor On Monday, Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) will bring U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to Connecticut to participate in several events discussing the future of the rail corridor connecting New Haven, Hartford and Springfield, MA. Dodd […] [Read More]
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My Candidates

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I am a delegate to the Democratic State Convention. So far, as a delegate I have had personal calls from George Jepsen and Susan Bysiewicz, and from representatives of Jonathan Harris, Ned Lamont, and Dick Blumenthal (well, the Blumenthal person said they were calling me as a prominent Democrat – wanted to list me as […] [Read More]
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FLEISCHMANN’S BILL HELPING CONSUMERS FIGHT HEALTH INSURANCE DENIALS PASSES SENATE

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Goes to Governor’s Desk Next State Representative Andrew Fleischmann (D-West Hartford), House Chairman of the legislature’s Education Committee, announced that the Senate unanimously passed his bill to provide Connecticut consumers with recourse if denied coverage by their health insurance companies. Fleischmann’s legislation, which passed the House last week, will ensure that people denied coverage are […] [Read More]
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NEW REPORT SHOWS PAID SICK LEAVE SAVES BUSINESSES MONEY

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Paid Sick Legislation Was Urged on Pay Equity Day (April 20) as Critical to Women’s Economic Security A new report released this week from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in Washington, D.C., shows that implementing a paid sick leave bill would actually save Connecticut businesses nearly $73 million each year. IWPR and the […] [Read More]
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25 Eye-Popping Infographics on Global Healthcare Costs and Quality

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Reposted from the original by permission. Health care politics aside, Americans and their global neighbors cannot expect immediate changes in healthcare disparities, poverty levels, infant mortality or cost and quality comparisons overnight. This list was compiled to remind readers about global health care costs and quality of care across the globe, with a special emphasis […] [Read More]
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DODD, LIEBERMAN ANNOUNCE $68,780 FIRE GRANT FOR HAWLEYVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

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Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) announced today that the Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company will receive $68,780 in fire grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) under the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funds will go towards the purchase of personal protective equipment for the company’s volunteer […] [Read More]
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Industry Group Claims Electric Industry Restructuring In Connecticut Is Working

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New England was one of the first regions to restructure the industry that generates, transmits and delivers electricity. By the late 1990s, all of the New England states, except Vermont, passed legislation to move toward competitive retail markets. Likewise, in 1999, a regional competitive wholesale electricity market was launched. A 2006 New England Energy Alliance […] [Read More]
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