Archive for March, 2010

Health care reconciliation bill passed, CT Supremen Court nominations, election news

March 29, 2010
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On Thursday, March 25, the U.S. Senate passed the health care reconciliation bill which would amend the already signed into law by President Barack Obama health care reform plan by postponing an excise tax on the so called high-end “Cadillac” health plans, providing more generous subsidies to middle income people in an effort to...
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Health care bill signed into law, Fedele trails according to poll, stimulus money coming to the state

March 24, 2010
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An historic health care legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a 219-212 margin on Sunday night. No republican representatives voted for it and 34 democrats also voted against it. The bill, which had already been passed by the U.S. Senate was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Tuesday. Outlawing preexisting...
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Malloy announces candidacy, Bridgeport detention center plans dropped, budget efforts continue

March 15, 2010
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Last week was pretty dynamic for political life in Connecticut. After he filed his paperwork in the State Election Enforcement Commission (SEEC) building in Hartford today at noon, former Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy officially announced that he is running for Governor. About a hundred supporters among whom were former and current state legislators attended...
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Elections, grants, lawsuit, legalizing keno

March 9, 2010
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Here are past week’s highlights from the political life in Connecticut. In a special election for state Representative in Stratford, Republican candidate Laura Hoydick won against Democratic candidate Janice Andersen. The seat was previously occupied by the current Stratford Mayor John Harkins who is also a Republican. A coalition of United States Senators, which...
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Campaign reform efforts in Washington, Hartford, Pratt & Whitney to lay off workers, Shays decides

March 2, 2010
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Here is a summary of the more important Connecticut political news from last week. Senators Chris Dodd (D – CT) and Mark Udall (D – NM) introduced a constitutional amendment which would give Congress the power to regulate raising and spending of money in federal elections. State legislatures would have the same right for...
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