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Michael Fedele’s Unrealistic Plan

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Mike Fedele has a plan. Here’s his plan it its entirety – hard to believe some of these ideas are practicable, especially changing existing contractual arrangements with state employees, and even if he accomplishes all, (including $3 Medicaid co-pays!) it won’t come near covering the $4 billion deficit – but read his lips – he’s […] [Read More]
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Revenue Options for a Sustainable State Budget

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The Better for Choices for Connecticut coalition has released a report, Revenue Solutions for FY 2011, outlining several options to modernize Connecticut’s revenue system while closing our state’s massive budget deficit. The Better Choices coalition, made up of nonprofit providers, public service workers, and community and advocacy organizations, pressed legislators to adopt the measures to […] [Read More]
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FCC SENDS NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN TO CONGRESS

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Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission delivered to Congress a National Broadband Plan, titled “Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan.” It sets an ambitious agenda for connecting all corners of the nation while transforming the economy and society with the communications network of the future — robust, affordable Internet. While broadband access and use have increased […] [Read More]
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McMAHON ON TOP IN GOP SENATE RACE, QUINNIPIAC POLL FINDS; BUT LOSES TO BLUMENTHAL 2-1

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Linda McMahon, surging from a 10-point deficit two months ago, now leads Rob Simmons 44 – 34 percent in the Republican primary for the Connecticut U.S. Senate contest, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This reverses a 37 – 27 percent Simmons lead in a January 14 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) […] [Read More]
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Rosa DeLauro calls for the passage of health care reform

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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) gave the following remarks as she joined Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Representatives Schakowsky and Matsui, and representatives from AARP and the Center for Medicare Advocacy to call for the passage of health care reform. Last night, our Republican colleagues once again showed their true colors when it comes to […] [Read More]
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Larson: We Are Closer to Reforming our Nation’s Health Insurance System

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U.S. Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) reports that House Democrats are closer than ever to reforming our nation’s broken health insurance system with a plan that puts Americans back in control of their health care choices, holds insurance companies accountable, and makes coverage more affordable. Connecticut will see immediate benefits as soon as the legislation […] [Read More]
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Recent Cigarette Marketing Campaign Targeted Teen Girls

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The 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) prohibits tobacco industry advertising practices that encourage underage teenagers to smoke, yet new research out of the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego has found that a 2007 marketing campaign for Camel brand cigarettes was effective in encouraging young girls to start smoking. The study, […] [Read More]
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Lamont Announces Campaign Team, Headquarters

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Ned Lamont today announced the senior members of his campaign team. Lamont has opened his campaign headquarters in downtown New Haven at 169 Orange Street. “As a businessman, I learned that one of the keys to success is hiring good people,” said Lamont. “It´s what I will do as Governor, and it´s what I´m doing […] [Read More]
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