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DELAURO PRAISES BENEFITS OF MENU LABELING

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The menu labeling provision included in the health reform legislation signed into law by President Obama last week, will enable consumers to see nutritional benefits of restaurant’s menu items. The provision, which is based on menu labeling legislation that Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-3) originally introduced in 2003, will require restaurants with 20 or more […] [Read More]
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Paid sick days especially needed for working women

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On Wednesday morning Senator Mary Ann Handley and Representative Kim Fawcett will join women’s advocates to kick off a lobby day highlighting the need for paid sick days for working women and for women’s health. Advocates included representatives from the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, the Connecticut Chapter […] [Read More]
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The Truth About Social Security And Medicare

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They won’t run out of money – ever. Must reading: In Defense of Deficits By James K. Galbraith We also hear, from the same people, about the impending “bankruptcy” of Social Security, Medicare–even the United States itself. Or of the burden that public debts will “impose on our grandchildren.” Or about “unfunded liabilities” supposedly facing […] [Read More]
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Ned Lamont and Me

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Ned Lamont held a meeting with local bloggers Friday night. CT Bob has good video and write-ups – but here’s one of Bob’s video featuring Ned’s response to my question: [Read More]
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Senate Approves Democrats’ $600 Million Budget Mitigation Plan

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Deficit mitigation plan will close FY 10 deficit and take a bite out of FY 11 deficit By a vote of 21-15, the Connecticut Senate approved a deficit mitigation plan proposed by Senate Democrats (SB 492) late Friday night (actually early Saturday morning) that will fully close the FY 10 budget deficit of more than […] [Read More]
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American Conservative Union Castigates Caligiuri Endorsement

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The Hill has the story here: American Conservative Union Chairman David Keene says the House Conservatives Fund is engaging in a corrupt endorsement process… Connecticut state Sen. Sam Caligiuri was one of 10 GOP House candidates to earn an endorsement earlier this month from the House Conservatives Fund (HCF). The fund is a political action […] [Read More]
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BILLS GAIN MOMENTUM THROUGH COMMITTEE APPROVALS

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The General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee approved this afternoon the third in a three-part series of bills introduced by the Task Force on Domestic Violence that offers a comprehensive approach in dealing with family violence matters. Two other bills introduced by the task force were respectively approved earlier this month in the Education and Human Services […] [Read More]
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Rob Simmons’ Latest Video

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Republicans: this is your candidate’s business: [Read More]
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