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A Blueprint for Compromise on Financial Reform

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As Senator Dodd and Senator Shelby continue to meet and search for a bipartisan financial regulatory reform bill, the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation (CCMR), an independent, non-partisan research organization and proponent of broad financial regulatory reform, has sent congressional leaders a letter outlining a blueprint for a compromise that would achieve practical and effective […] [Read More]
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DELAURO EXPLAINS BENEFITS FOR YOUNG ADULTS IN HISTORIC HEALTH REFORM LEGISLATION

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Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-3) today visited Quinnipiac University to discuss the benefits for young adults in the historic health insurance reform legislation signed in to law by President Obama last month. The legislation includes reforms that will benefits young adults starting this year. In today’s economy, and with 1 in 3 young adults currently […] [Read More]
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RNC: Stop Using ‘Census’ Mailers

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Today, news broke of the Republican National Committee’s continuing distribution of a misleading fundraising mail piece which claims to be a “Census Document.” The distribution comes in spite of bipartisan federal legislation passed earlier this year in direct response to an earlier RNC mailer and other similar mailings that mimic official census documents. In response, […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Citizen Action Group Endorses Kevin Lembo for Lieutenant Governor

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The Connecticut Citizen Action Group, a statewide organization of 27,000 member families dedicated to fighting for social, economic, environmental and racial justice, has endorsed Kevin Lembo for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor. The CCAG endorsement is the only one the group has made so far this political season, and the first from a statewide […] [Read More]
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MAJORITY LEADER MERRILL SEEKS LEGISLATION BANNING BOUNTIES FOR REGISTERING NEW VOTERS

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State House Majority Leader Denise Merrill (D-Mansfield, Chaplin) said Monday that she would immediately seek legislation banning bounties or other payments in exchange for the registration of new voters. “I am very troubled by the practice of using money to influence or persuade a person to register to vote before an election,” Merrill said. “Any […] [Read More]
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Task Force Report In, Legislation Upcoming to Slash Delays, Red Tape (And Environmental Protections)

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Governor M. Jodi Rell has announced that she is offering comprehensive legislation reforming the state’s permitting process to cut through bureaucratic red tape and speed job creation. The bill is based largely on the work of Governor Rell’s Permitting Task Force, (I posted the report, which I could not find on-line anywhere, on a site […] [Read More]
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AG and SOTS Debates- Experience Counts

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I attended a forum in which first the AG candidates and then the SOTS candidates responded to 6 questions, then gave a closing statement. It wasn’t exactly a debate, but they did go head-to-head on a variety of key issues. In the end, however, I thought the debates boiled down to one issue – relevant […] [Read More]
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Attention State Convention Delegates

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The most important vote you cast may be this week. This week you vote for your representatives to the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee. And let’s face it, State Central is an utter failure. Want proof? The website hasn’t been updated since at least March; an event on March 13 is listed as an “upcoming […] [Read More]
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