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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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Costs and Policy Options for Federal Student Loan Programs

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The federal government helps students finance higher education through two major loan programs—one that guarantees loans made by private lenders, and one that makes loans directly to borrowers. Between 2000 and 2009, the volume of outstanding federal student loans more than quadrupled, from about $149 billion to about $630 billion. Although both programs offer similar […] [Read More]
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Bysiewicz Calls for Passage of Bill to Move Annual Business Filings Online

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House Bill # 5375 Would Save Money, Streamline Secretary of the State’s Office and Eliminate at Least Two Tons of Paper Annually Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz today called for the General Assembly to pass House Bill # 5375, “An Act Concerning Business Entity Filings.” H.B. # 5375 would require businesses registered in the […] [Read More]
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Poll: Romney Leads GOP 2012 Field, BUT Loses To Obama

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A new nonpartisan nationwide poll shows that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is currently the strongest GOP presidential candidate for the 2012 election. The poll also shows President Obama leading all potential Republican candidates, but by narrower margins than he did last August. The poll was conducted March 17-20, 2010 by Clarus Research Group, a […] [Read More]
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MALLOY SAYS DROPOUT RATE HAS REAL ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES FOR COMMUNITIES ACROSS CONNECTICUT

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Democratic candidate for Governor and former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy today released the following statement in response to news that Connecticut’s high school graduation rates are significantly lower than predicted. Instead of the 92 percent graduation rate that was estimated, in 2009 the actual number of students getting their diplomas in four years was less […] [Read More]
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BLACK & PUERTO RICAN CAUCUS’S ACHIEVEMENT GAP LEGISLATION WINS APPROVAL OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE

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A comprehensive legislative package addressing the state’s achievement gap and giving parents a greater say in their children’s education that was introduced by lawmakers from the Connecticut General Assembly’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus cleared a major hurdle Wednesday afternoon when it was approved in a vote by members of the legislature’s Education Committee. “This […] [Read More]
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