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Rosa DeLauro Urges FDA and USDA to Set Limits on Salt

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Legislators and public health groups yesterday praised a long-awaited report from the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine that calls for urgent, government action to reduce salt in packaged and restaurant foods. “Limiting salt in packaged and restaurant foods is perhaps the single most important thing that the Food and Drug Administration could do to save […] [Read More]
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Congressional funding helped CT families heat their homes, avoid energy shut-offs

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The 2009 National Energy Assistance Survey was released on Monday. The annual survey examines how many families received help through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in paying their winter heating bills. It also examines how an increase in Congressional funding impacted these families. At the request of Congresswoman RosaDeLauro, a report also […] [Read More]
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TOWNS CAN CUT PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS UNDER BILL PASSED BY HOUSE

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The Connecticut House of Representatives has passed legislation that will lower the prescription drug costs for Connecticut’s towns. HB 5295 provides municipalities the ability to buy prescription drugs through the state employee plan. By taking advantage of the bargaining power, low administrative costs and substantial discounts negotiated by the large state employee pool, municipalities will […] [Read More]
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CT. LOSING U.S. FUNDS FOR CHILDREN

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State House Leaders Donovan, Merrill Join U.S. Rep. DeLauro, Task Force In Call for Action State House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan (D-Meriden) and House Majority Leader Denise Merrill (D-Mansfield, Chaplin) met with U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-3rd Dist), state Rep. Gail Hamm (D-Middletown) and members of the Speaker’s Task Force on Children in the Recession […] [Read More]
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LAMONT ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENTS FROM VALLEY ELECTED OFFICIALS

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Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont has announced support for his campaign from fifteen elected officials in Seymour, Ansonia, and Derby. Lamont has been visiting with Democrats across the state, discussing his plan to get Connecticut’s economy moving forward and listening to their priorities for the next governor. “I’m proud to endorse Ned for governor, […] [Read More]
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DELAURO PRAISES NEW PRESIDENTIAL HELICOPTER VXX PROGRAM

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Supports Sikorsky- Lockheed Martin partnership to build new Marine One The VXX program replaces the failed VH-71 program, which was plagued by excessive cost overruns and schedule delays. That contract, awarded in 2005, based the new presidential helicopter on the EH-101, a helicopter produced by the joint British-Italian venture of AugustaWestland. The Department of Defense […] [Read More]
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MALLOY PASSES $200,000 IN QUALIFYING CONTRIBUTIONS;

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NOW MORE THAN 80% OF THE WAY TOWARD $250,000 GOAL Says he’s ‘on track to qualify before the Convention’ After raising more than $100,000 in qualifying contributions in the month of March alone, the Dan Malloy for Governor campaign’s strong fundraising efforts have continued into April. The campaign announced today that it has now passed […] [Read More]
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The Attorney General’s Office vs Bysiewicz

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The State of Connecticut’s advocate makes a very strong case for the constitutionality of the 10 year requirement. Ryan McKeen has the brief here. [Read More]
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