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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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Legislative Changes Needed to Make CT Competitive in Round 2 of Race To The Top

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From: Alex Johnston, ConnCAN To: Members of the Connecticut General Assembly Education Committee Date: March 12, 2010 Since Connecticut was rejected in the first round of the $4 billion Race the Top competition one week ago yesterday, you have made amazing strides in raising a number of bills that speak directly to the changes that […] [Read More]
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Rep. Lambert and Working Families Highlight Public Health Risk when Food Workers Go to Work Sick

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This morning his I attended a press conference with Representative Barbara Lambert held at IHOP to highlight the public health risk created when food service workers lack paid sick days. That’s me in the rear with the hat, Lindsay Farrell to the right of me, and Rep. Lambert to the left of the sign. Representative […] [Read More]
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Biotech Workers Safety Questioned

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In the first Federal trial of its kind in the United States, Pfizer biotech worker Becky McClain will get her day in court to challenge the dangerous and unhealthy conditions which she alleged that Pfizer Inc. subjected her to while working at the Pfizer Groton Connecticut facility as a molecular biologist. McClain is suing for […] [Read More]
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Voters in the 4th Congressional District Want Congress – and Representative Jim Himes – to pass Fair Elections Now Act

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Voters in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional district are concerned about special interest influence on members of Congress and expect Congress to fix our broken political system, according to polling released today by Connecticut Common Cause. The poll, which was conducted by SurveyUSA for Common Cause, MoveOn.org Political Action, and Public Campaign Action Fund, found that voters […] [Read More]
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More on Dodd’s Feeble Financial Reform

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Twelve renowned economists, academics and leading thinkers — including John Bogle, and Nobel Laureates George Akerlof and Daniel Kahneman — today called for the fiduciary standard, as established under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and affirmed by the Supreme Court, to be included in financial reform legislation, and apply to all who provide investment […] [Read More]
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Whom to Believe on Healthcare Reform?

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by Liam Burke How about NOBEL-PRIZE WINNNING Economist Paul Krugman? “For a real piece of passable legislation … it looks very good. … Americans whose jobs come with health coverage would see little effect. But it would make a huge difference to the less fortunate among us, even as it would do more to control […] [Read More]
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Cam Staples – Candidate for Attorney General

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I have just returned from a meeting with State Representative Cam Staples. He is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General. Rep. Staples received a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1980, where he was awarded the Frank Ryder Scholarship for Public Service. In 1984, he earned a Masters in Government Administration from the […] [Read More]
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