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Lieberman outlines major Medicare proposal

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, a Connecticut independent, stepped into the fray over Medicare today, outlining a proposal to dramatically change the government health care program for the elderly. “Medicare is hurtling toward its demise – our government is approaching a cataclysmic fiscal tipping point – while Washington is busy posturing for the next election,” Lieberman writes […]

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Brian Hill for Senate, again

Brian K. Hill of Windsor, a lawyer and former JAG officer, announced his candidacy today as a Republican for U.S. Senate in 2012. He announced a previous effort as an independent in 2010 that promised to be a “history making Write-In campaign for real change in Connecticut!” If history was made, it was done very, […]

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WWE jump-starts lobbying in D.C., this time for literacy programs

World Wrestling Entertainment has recently revived its moribund lobbying activities in Washington-working this time to promote literacy programs, instead of to kill tighter entertainment marketing regulations. WWE has long employed an advocacy firm in the nation’s capital. But for most of 2010, APCO Worldwide reported no activity on behalf of WWE. In its most recent […]

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At the JJB: Donovan for Congress

He has yet to announce, but House Speaker Christoper G. Donovan’s congressional ambitions are on display tonight at the Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner. Diners are being offered a Donovan for Congress sticker as they enter the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford for the Democratic Party’s annual fundraising dinner.

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Tong announces for U.S. Senate

State Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford, announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate today on WFSB’s “Face the State” and via an emailed statement. “After overwhelming support and encouragement from my family,constituents, State Democratic Leaders, and friends from aroundConnecticut, I’ve decided to run for the United States Senate,” Tong said. He enters the race for the Democratic […]

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At the State Capitol, a Tea Party of one

As the only avowed Tea Party adherent to win election in Connecticut, Joe Markley is a curiously laid-back representative of a movement known for its anger and frustration with government spending and policies. “I’ve not the hard-driving sort,” said Markley, who has degrees in English from Amherst and Columbia. “I’m a very relaxed firebrand.” Markley’s […]