Archive for April, 2010

Budget, judiciary nominees, elections

April 26, 2010
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Here are highlights from last week’s political life in Connecticut. U.S. Senator Chris Dodd (D – CT) co-sponsored a bill, the Keep Our Educators Working Act, that would save teaching jobs nationwide that are set to be eliminated, according to his website. In Connecticut, about 2,000 teaching jobs are set to be eliminated in...
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School bus belt law voted down, Rell signs budget bill, election races heat up

April 19, 2010
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Here are the more important highlights from the political life in Connecticut from the previous week. U.S. Senators Chris Dodd (D – CT) and Joe Lieberman (I – CT) announced on Thursday that Connecticut will receive close to $25.75 million through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. The money will be distributed to “persistently...
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Medicare savings expanded, Bysiewicz’s deposition published, U.S. Senate candidates debate

April 12, 2010
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Here are some of the highlights from the Connecticut political life from last week. U.S. Senator Chris Dodd (D – CT) announced that eHealthConnecticut, Inc., a Rocky Hill non-profit, will receive about $5.75 million from the stimulus package to establish a Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC). The money first will go through...
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Rell cutting $156.8 million, grants to area organizations, election politics

April 6, 2010
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Here are some of the most important political news in and about Connecticut from the previous week. President Barack Obama signed into law the reconciliation bill which includes student loan overhaul. Thus the government becomes the primary issuer of student loans, and all colleges and universities must therefore switch to the direct lending program...
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