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Lamont Raises More Than $342,000 in First Quarter

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Today, Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont will file a report showing that he has raised more than $342,000 in the first quarter of 2010. Since announcing his candidacy less than two months ago, Lamont has raised more than $333,000 and has more than $300,000 cash on hand. “These numbers show that people like what […] [Read More]
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PRESCRIPTION DRUG BILL WOULD GIVE MUNICIPALITIES RELIEF ON HEALTH CARE COSTS

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Bill Will Allow Comptroller to Offer Municipalities Ability to Purchase Prescription Drugs Through State Employee Plan House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan (D-Meriden), State Comptroller Nancy Wyman and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities today called for passage of legislation that would give municipalities the ability to buy prescription drugs through the state employee plan. By taking […] [Read More]
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Joe Lieberman Makes an *ss of Himself Once Again

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Opposes The Treaty Reducing Nuclear Weapons The Hill has the story: “I don’t believe that there will be 67 votes to ratify the START treaty unless the administration does two things,” Lieberman said on “Fox News Sunday.” “First, commit to modernize our nuclear stockpile so as we have less nuclear weapons we know they’re capable, […] [Read More]
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Glassman Releases First Quarter Fundraising Totals

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Shows “Strongest Start” Of Any Candidate Mary Glassman today filed her first quarter SEEC report showing over $131,000 in contributions from 1,488 grassroots donors less than three months after forming her exploratory committee for statewide office. “We’ve had the strongest start of any candidate in the race” says Glassman who has been a public servant […] [Read More]
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Soccer and Health

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I am sort of a health nut. I play soccer three times a week. So naturally I am interested in research linking the two. The most recent research reports are outlined below. Click on the links for more details. Scientists: Soccer improves health, fitness and social abilities Soccer is a pleasurable team sport that provides […] [Read More]
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Defense Budget Analyzed

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The U.S. defense (war) budget has increased once again. Research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) programs for immature technologies that do not have direct relevance to the existing ground forces operations have been cut. But armored ground vehicles, and command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) are expanding, thereby increasing the overall defense […] [Read More]
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More Americans Will Delay Retirement; Trend Will Help Bolster Social Security and Medicare

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An unprecedented upturn in the number of older Americans who delay retirement is likely to continue and even accelerate over the next two decades, a trend that should help ease the financial challenges facing both Social Security and Medicare, according to a new RAND Corporation study. While government projections suggest the number of older Americans […] [Read More]
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Debicella Deconstructed

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by Russell’s 10 on My Left Nutmeg: A while back, state senator Dan Debicella (R, Shelton) made the shocking claim that Fairfield county families got “nothing” from the stimulus. When an elected official says something so obviously wrong, so easily refuted by hundreds upon hundreds of data points in all media, and so stunningly ignorant […] [Read More]
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