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My Candidates

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I am a delegate to the Democratic State Convention. So far, as a delegate I have had personal calls from George Jepsen and Susan Bysiewicz, and from representatives of Jonathan Harris, Ned Lamont, and Dick Blumenthal (well, the Blumenthal person said they were calling me as a prominent Democrat – wanted to list me as […] [Read More]
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FLEISCHMANN’S BILL HELPING CONSUMERS FIGHT HEALTH INSURANCE DENIALS PASSES SENATE

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Goes to Governor’s Desk Next State Representative Andrew Fleischmann (D-West Hartford), House Chairman of the legislature’s Education Committee, announced that the Senate unanimously passed his bill to provide Connecticut consumers with recourse if denied coverage by their health insurance companies. Fleischmann’s legislation, which passed the House last week, will ensure that people denied coverage are […] [Read More]
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NEW REPORT SHOWS PAID SICK LEAVE SAVES BUSINESSES MONEY

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Paid Sick Legislation Was Urged on Pay Equity Day (April 20) as Critical to Women’s Economic Security A new report released this week from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in Washington, D.C., shows that implementing a paid sick leave bill would actually save Connecticut businesses nearly $73 million each year. IWPR and the […] [Read More]
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25 Eye-Popping Infographics on Global Healthcare Costs and Quality

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Reposted from the original by permission. Health care politics aside, Americans and their global neighbors cannot expect immediate changes in healthcare disparities, poverty levels, infant mortality or cost and quality comparisons overnight. This list was compiled to remind readers about global health care costs and quality of care across the globe, with a special emphasis […] [Read More]
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DODD, LIEBERMAN ANNOUNCE $68,780 FIRE GRANT FOR HAWLEYVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

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Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) announced today that the Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company will receive $68,780 in fire grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) under the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funds will go towards the purchase of personal protective equipment for the company’s volunteer […] [Read More]
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Industry Group Claims Electric Industry Restructuring In Connecticut Is Working

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New England was one of the first regions to restructure the industry that generates, transmits and delivers electricity. By the late 1990s, all of the New England states, except Vermont, passed legislation to move toward competitive retail markets. Likewise, in 1999, a regional competitive wholesale electricity market was launched. A 2006 New England Energy Alliance […] [Read More]
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Bar Cars NOT Endangered

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by Jim Cameron, Chairman CT Metro-North Rail Commuter Council “Advocates for better rail services in CT” “Never let the facts get in the way of a good story”. This old newsroom mantra apparently was the rule when the NY Times yesterday ignored the facts and presented the headline… “One for the Road? Bar Cars May […] [Read More]
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DODD FIGHTS TO SAVE CONNECTICUT’S TEACHING JOBS

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Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, is an original cosponsor of the Keep Our Educators Working Act, legislation that would create a $23 billion “Education Jobs Fund” to support a variety of education positions, including teachers, principals, librarians, and counselors. He issued the following […] [Read More]
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