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Posted inPolitics

Hayes says she’ll support Pelosi, so do all other CT lawmakers

WASHINGTON – After saying during her campaign that she would not back her bid to lead House Democrats in the next Congress,  Rep.-elect Jahana Hayes on Tuesday said she will support embattled House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. That makes support for Pelosi’s bid to hold the Speaker’s gavel unanimous among the members of the Connecticut delegation to the U.S. House.

Posted inMoney, Politics

Senate, House approve tax plan CT lawmakers call disastrous for state

Updated at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday
WASHINGTON — With Vice President Mike Pence presiding, the Senate early Wednesday approved a massive tax overhaul on a strict party-line vote, deepening the partisan divide in Congress. Connecticut’s Democrats joined all others in their party to vote against the tax plan, calling it a giveaway to the rich that would hurt working Americans.

Posted inPolitics

CT Dems joined national Democrats in gun-control fundraising pitch

WASHINGTON — Republicans vying to unseat Connecticut Democrats say they are outraged by the attempt to raise political cash from what they characterized as exploitation of the mass shooting in Orlando earlier this month. Meanwhile, the Connecticut Democratic Party accused the GOP candidates of using their outrage to avoid taking a position on the gun control legislation at the center of the controversy.

Posted inCT Viewpoints

Op-ed: CT Lawmakers: Don’t forget bill that widens ‘step therapy’

The Connecticut General Assembly has just six weeks left in its 2014 legislative session, with limited time set aside for votes on a number of important bills. As our state’s leaders work to complete their business for the year, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and its Connecticut Chapter hope that one bill in particular won’t be forgotten: S.B. 394, designed to improve the safety of an insurance practice called step therapy.