Archive for December, 2009

News-filled holiday week in CT politics

December 28, 2009
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It was a busy week in CT political life. The U.S. Senate passed its health care bill by a 60-39 margin. While the two Connecticut Senators along with all Democrats voter for the bill, not a single Republican did the same. A joint committee is going to merge this bill with the one that had...
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Jobs, state budget, campaign news

December 22, 2009
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Here are highlights from last week’s political news in and about Connecticut. According to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on the stimulus package, released Thursday, social policies in the act kept a total of about 320,000 residents out of poverty or a more severe one. The information was reported...
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Stimulus money to Hartford health centers, debate on the state budget, state sells assets

December 15, 2009
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Here are some highlights from the political news wire from last week that concern Connecticut. On Friday, Vice-President Joe Biden attended a fundraiser in Hartford for Senator Chris Dodd’s (D – CT) reelection campaign, a fundraiser that Chris Dodd did not manage to attend. He praised the work that Senator Dodd has done so...
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GOP candidates switch and enter races, more heated debate on state budget

December 7, 2009
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Here are some highlights from last week’s political news in Connecticut: Connecticut farmers are eligible to apply for low-interest federal emergency loans through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s  Farm Service Agency (FSA). Governor M. Jodi Rell reportedly applied for a disaster declaration to Secretary Tom Vilsack five weeks ago for six counties where crops...
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Candidates switching, special session called by Governor

December 1, 2009
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Last week was marked by a few very interesting political news in Connecticut. Rotating Composite Technologies, LLC, a green energy company located in Kensington, will receive about $150,000 from the federal stimulus package. The money will go for the development of a water turbine that will supply electricity. This news was reported on Representative John...
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