Meet the Candidates!
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At Large Candidates
Tom Arnone, Cindy Mangini, Pat Crowley, Gina Cekala
Board of Education
Tim Neville, Vinny Grady, Tina LeBlanc,
Vinnie Weseliza, Stacy Thurston
Thanks to all
that helped and donated to our Loaves and Fishes Sponsored Lunch.
Karen Jarmoc, Judy Apruzzese Desroches, Donna Corbin Sobinski, Joyce
Hall, Ed Deni, Stacy Thurston, Tim Neville, Charlie and Roberta
Ladd, Cindy Mangini, Jeff Gentes, Jim Howard, Jill Krawiec, and Bill
CONNECTICUT'S MICROGRID PILOT PROGRAM
Governor Malloy announced a first-in-the-nation pilot program
designed to develop innovative ways to
keep critical buildings powered during electric grid outages.
Nine microgrid projects awarded with a total of $18 million in
funding, primarily through the Department of Energy and
Environmental Protection (DEEP) Microgrid Pilot Program.
Microgrids will do the following:
Modernize and strengthen infrastructure to withstand severe
Protect residents and vital public services when power is
Provide critical services without interruption during times of
Provide electricity to critical facilities and town centers on
a 24/7 basis.
Include an isolation system to maintain power even during
Examples of critical government services and businesses to be
Police, Fire & Emergency Response teams
Hospitals and health care facilities
State and town emergency response centers
Governor Malloy is recommending an additional $30 million in funding
over the next two years to strengthen more Connecticut communities.
Program is another example of how Connecticut has become a national
leader in energy policy under Governor Malloy.
Projects awarded in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Groton, Hartford,
Middletown, Storrs, Windham, and Woodbridge.
REPUBLICAN STATE SENATOR JOHN MCKINNEY ANNOUNCES FOR
GOVERNOR OF CONNECTICUT
John McKinney is out of touch with Connecticut's middle class.
State Senator John McKinney, who announced for governor via press
release on July 24 purports he's “uniquely qualified” to lead the
His track record in the General Assembly proves otherwise. He has
consistently voted against--or proposed very steep funding cuts--to
programs that middle class Connecticut families depend on.
Sen. McKinney voted against a historic economic development proposal
-- Bioscience Connecticut -- that will create thousands of jobs and
eventually make Connecticut a world leader in a cutting edge, growth
industry. Voting against smart investments in our economy hardly
makes you ‘uniquely qualified’ to be governor.
Sen. McKinney proposed cutting $7 million from the HUSKY program in
2011, and voted against the creation of the Health Exchange. That
means he cut funding for children's healthcare and voted against a
program that will provide quality, affordable healthcare for tens of
thousands of people.
Sen. McKinney voted to cut funding for education in 2009 by $577
million. Voting against better public schools for our children
hardly makes you ‘uniquely qualified’ to be governor.
Sen. McKinney consistently voted against modest increases in the
minimum wage. This means he voted against the interests of people
who are working two and three jobs to support their families.
Sen. McKinney voted against the bill that gives people the ability
to stay home when they're sick instead of losing their jobs.
Forcing people to choose between their jobs and their health hardly
makes you ‘uniquely qualified’ to be governor.
A BETTER BARGAIN FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS
The President’s vision for the economy
prioritizes the middle class and is built on the cornerstones of
what it means to be middle class: a good job, a quality education, a
home that’s your own, a secure retirement, and affordable health
care you can count on when you get sick.
In the President’s speech today, and over the next few months, he
will discuss the progress we’ve made, the challenges that remain,
and the strategy we need to follow over the long-term to restore
middle class security.
We must continue building on the progress we’ve made. Through the
hard work and resilience of the American people and the policies the
President put in place, we’ve come a long way since the worst days
of the financial crisis. The auto industry is thriving, the housing
market is coming back, exports are at record highs, our deficits are
shrinking, and the private sector has created 7.2 million new jobs
in the last 40 months.
There’s more to do. To keep the country moving forward, we need a
strategy that makes investments where we need them most to restore
the basic bargain that if you work hard, you can get ahead.
President Obama was talking about how the economy works best when it
grows from the middle out, not the top down well before he was a
national figure. It’s a core philosophy that his driven every
decision he has made in office and is the foundation for his plan to
move our country forward.
The President vision focuses on the middle
class and ensures that every American has the opportunity to achieve
these five things”
A secure job that pays enough to support a middle class life
Access to a good education that equips one for the job market
A home that is not at risk of being taken away
A retirement free of financial anxiety
Secure health care with decent benefits
The President is also making the case for why we need to rebuild
ladders of opportunity for all those Americans striving for the
middle class, including the idea that hard works leads to a decent
living by raising the federal minimum wage.
Some people inside the Beltway have lost focus on the issues that
matter most to middle class families and are busy playing political
games. But gridlock comes at a cost and it not only threatens the
progress we’ve made, but it also stops us from dealing with some of
the biggest challenges of our time like fixing our broken
immigration system. This behavior is unacceptable, and the President
believes it must stop.
Over the next several weeks, President Obama will give a series of
speeches that touch on each cornerstone of middle class life and
outline a series of executive, legislative, and private sector
actions that can be taken to help restore middle class security.
As seen on the CTDems.com
of Gun Safety Bill that Foley Would’ve Vetoed Begin Going into
(Hartford, Connecticut) – The Connecticut Democratic Party released
the following statement from Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo.
“The historic gun violence prevention and school safety bill that
passed in the Connecticut General Assembly with overwhelming
bipartisan support, and was signed into law by Governor Malloy,
begins to go into effect today.
One of the more important aspects of the bill provides additional
funding to hire staff in order to complete background checks.
The remaining provisions of this historic piece of legislation will
be implemented in the coming months.
Republican Candidate for Governor Tom Foley has said he would have
vetoed this bill.”
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