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New television ad calls for action in Race to the Top

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Barely two weeks left to pass legislative education reforms New 30-second television ads that will begin airing today on stations around Connecticut call for immediate legislative action to make the state competitive in Race to the Top. The ads were funded by the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Advocacy (ConnAD), a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization. “The clock […] [Read More]
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Chris Dodd’s search for redemption

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Great Politico story on Chris Dodd’s search for redemption: Through his 36 years in Congress, foreign affairs and health issues have always been greater passions for the former Peace Corps volunteer. But with his Connecticut base and three decades on the Banking Committee, Dodd can’t escape being linked to Wall Street and a history of […] [Read More]
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More on the Bysiewicz Case

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Ryan McKeen, the lawyer/blogger who started the whole thing, reports on the latest development in the the Bysiewicz case, an amicus brief from Connecticut’s Chief Disciplinary Counsel Mark DuBois: Here are some clips from Attorney Dubois’ brief: LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY BY CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS IS NOT THE PRACTICE OF LAW Rule of Professional Conduct 3.9 recognizes that […] [Read More]
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Report Tallies Cost of Wage Gap to Connecticut’s Women

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Without the gender-based wage gap, Connecticut’s women and their families could afford food for another 2 years, mortgage and utility payments for seven more months, or family health insurance premiums for four more years. That’s because full-time employed women in the state are paid $44,625 per year, compared to $58,838 for men. Those are findings […] [Read More]
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The People vs. Their Government

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According to the Pew Research Center, distrust of government is at an all time high: By almost every conceivable measure Americans are less positive and more critical of government these days. A new Pew Research Center survey finds a perfect storm of conditions associated with distrust of government — a dismal economy, an unhappy public, […] [Read More]
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More on Fairfield Restaurants

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More info courtesy of Genevieve Reilly: Another new restaurant: Gray Goose in the old Wine Knot location, Southport. Sarabande’s replacement: Greenhouse Grille Bravo’s replacement: Old Post Tavern Beach Cafe’s new name: The Shack I was wrong about only 1 empty restaurant with no current plans – Kicking Horse Grill at the southbound Southport turnpike exit […] [Read More]
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DELAURO CALLS FOR IMPROVING FOOD SAFETY SYSTEM IN WAKE OF NEW CDC REPORT

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s has released a report on foodborne disease in 2009. The report examined trends and cases in foodborne disease in 2009, and found that more vigilance is needed. While some types of foodborne disease were seen less in 2009, others – like Campylobacter and Vibrio – increased. Congresswoman Rosa […] [Read More]
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Ned Lamont Would End “Business Entity Tax,” Implement Mandatory Combined Reporting

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Ned Lamont has announced a proposal to ease the tax burden on Connecticut small businesses by eliminating the Business Entity Tax. Lamont announced his plan at City Fare Catering in Hartford, a family-owned small business that pays the $250 yearly fee and has been hit hard by the economic downturn. “Small businesses like City Fare […] [Read More]
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