Archive for July, 2009

Pratt & Whitney may close its Cheshire plant, SustiNet veto overriden

July 27, 2009
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Here is a brief recap on some of the most interesting political news that concern Connecticut from the past week.  U.S. Senator Chris Dodd (D – CT) asked the administration to look into cases regarding mortgage companies that are allegedly trying to violate the Home Affordable Modification Program. The purpose of the program is to prevent...
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Health care reform in Washington

July 19, 2009
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In Washington, Senator Christopher Dodd and the Senate HELP Committee approved the Affordable Health Choices Act. It is estimated by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to cost less than $615 billion over 10 years. The 615-page bill reportedly includes 160 Republican amendments, abolishes denial of health care coverage on the basis of a...
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Hot Dodd seat could get hotter, Governor Rell vetoed two health care bills

July 13, 2009
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Among the most interesting political news in Connecticut, Chris Dodd’s seat in the U.S. Senate is possibly becoming one of the most desired U.S. legislative seats in the country. There is a prospective new candidate on the Republican ticket. Peter Schiff, a well-known economic commentator, licensed stock broker and author of the 2007 Crash...
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State budget on executive orders, fishing permits, vetoes

July 6, 2009
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Budget The Democratic-controlled Connecticut General Assembly and Republican Governor M. Jodi Rell didn’t manage to come to a consensus on a state budget that would have raised taxes and fees by a total of $2.5 billion for the next two years. As expected, the Governor vetoed the bill.
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