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Campaign Finance Reform in Connecticut

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To try and reduce the undue influence of special interests that the recent Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC, has enabled, the Connecticut General Assembly has passed H.B. 5471, An Act Concerning Independent Expenditures. This bill requires disclosure of any independent expenditure over $1000 and also requires CEOs to publically appear on ads […] [Read More]
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Race to the Top Bill Passes

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For the first time, every district in the state is required to evaluate teachers based on their students’ achievement. There will be a data system that links students to their teachers and teachers to their training programs. There will be pathways for the most talented classroom teachers to become principals. There will be no caps […] [Read More]
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MALLOY LOOKS BACK ON LEGISLATIVE SESSION

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Says Connecticut ‘can’t keep running from its problems’ Former Stamford Mayor and current Democratic candidate for Governor Dan Malloy today released the following statement at the close of the Legislative session: “These are difficult times. With Connecticut’s budget so far into the red, it’s no secret that expectations were lowered heading into this Legislative session. […] [Read More]
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New Haven Leaders Endorses Lamont – Glassman Ticket

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DeStefano Praises Lamont’s Ideas and Experience Ned Lamont accepted the endorsement of New Haven Mayor John DeStefano and the New Haven Democratic Town Committee (DTC) at a news conference at the John C. Daniels School. New Haven DTC Chair Susan Voigt joined DeStefano in praising Lamont and Glassman’s leadership and vision for Connecticut. “Ned and […] [Read More]
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Nice Ad From Mike Fedele

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Must be the OTHER Mike Fedele, not the one who has been Rell’s Lt. Governor for the past 4 years: [Read More]
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DELAURO CALLS FOR ACTION ON TYLENOL RECALL

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Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-3) released the following statement in reaction to the news today that Johnson & Johnson was aware of customer complaints a year ago about 43 different types of medications that are currently being recalled. The company also knowingly produced contaminated children’s and infant’s Tylenol products. “The quality control failures flagged by […] [Read More]
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DECLINING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS KEEP OLDER MEN IN WORKFORCE

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The decline in the generosity of Social Security benefits for workers who recently reached their 60s has been the leading cause of the trend toward delayed retirement of older men, a new national study suggests. Between the periods of 1988-1992 and 2001-2005, there was a 4.7 percentage point increase in the number of men aged […] [Read More]
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Senate Passes Energy Bill

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The state Senate has passed the energy package in a 20-14 vote largely along party lines with most Democrats voting in favor and Republicans opposed to the measure. The legislation is Senate Bill 493, which now proceeds for consideration in the state House of Representatives. Helping Consumers Implements a process to lower electric rates 15% […] [Read More]
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