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Let’s Tax Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has done a great deal of work in this area, applying the research done by outside experts as well as their own analysis and modeling to help the Congress understand the likely budgetary and economic effects of alternative policy approaches and specific legislative proposals being considered. CBO’s analysis focuses […] [Read More]
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Severe Cuts to Medicaid Providers and Benefits’ Imminent Unless Congress Passes FMAP Extension to Help States Cope With Ongoing Budget Crises

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Congress needs to pass a pending six month extension to the Medicaid Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP). The emergency relief is scheduled to expire December 31, 2010. States will be forced to make severe cuts to Medicaid providers and benefits unless the provision is passed. Passed originally as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment […] [Read More]
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HEALTH CARE REFORM WILL BENEFIT CONNECTICUT SMALL BUSINESSES

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The health care reform law, signed by President Obama into law this year, includes a Small Business Health Care Tax Credit to help small businesses afford the cost of covering their workers. Yesterday, the White House released new guidelines for small businesses that provide detailed guidance on how a business can determine whether it is […] [Read More]
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Just when you thought that the limits of hypocrisy had been reached in Congress

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Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) reaches (perhaps) a new low. The good congressman has a wife and three children. He stated that: “I sinned against God, my wife and my family by having a mutual relationship with a part-time member of my staff,”…”In the poisonous environment of Washington, D.C.(Note: yes, it’s the poisonous environment that causes […] [Read More]
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President Honors UConn Women

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Well worth watching: [Read More]
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Painters’ Union Endorses Lamont-Glassman

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Today, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 11 announced their support for Democratic candidates for governor and lieutenant governor Ned Lamont and Mary Glassman. District Council 11 represents over 1,600 painters, drywall finishers, glaziers, wall coverers and other tradesmen. “I’m proud to announce our support for Ned Lamont and Mary Glassman, […] [Read More]
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US Families Routinely Exposed to Hidden Toxic Chemical BPA in Canned Foods

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Report reveals highest levels ever found of sex hormone linked to cancer, infertility in canned food from 19 states, including Connecticut Coalition Calls On Government, Manufacturers To Halt Use of BPA in Food and Beverage Containers Eating common canned foods is exposing consumers to levels of bisphenol A (BPA) equal to levels shown to cause […] [Read More]
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Rosa DeLauro Supports Lembo for State Comptroller

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With the state Democratic nominating convention only days away, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro today announced her endorsement of Kevin Lembo for state Comptroller. “Kevin Lembo is the kind of leader Connecticut needs as its fiscal guardian,” DeLauro said. “Kevin has the experience and the skills to understand the complexities of the state’s budget and health […] [Read More]
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