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  • DLCC Statement on passage of $10.10 minimum wage in Connecticut

    Democrats raise working families' incomes, reduce need for government aid

    WASHINGTON, DC (March 27th, 2014) -- Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) Executive Director Michael Sargeant released the following statement today on the passage of Connecticut SB32, which gradually raises the state's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2017:

    "Connecticut's Democratic legislators just gave their state a much-needed raise," said Sargeant.  "No one who works full time should have to live in poverty.  By ensuring that hard work is rewarded, Connecticut will spend less on government aid, and all workers and taxpayers will come out ahead."

    Sargeant continued: "I hope more states and Congress follow Connecticut's lead and raise the minimum wage as well.  Republican obstruction on this issue must end."

  • CT Dem gets key endorsement in State Senate special

    State Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield (D-New Haven) scored a key endorsement from the New Haven Register this week in his special election bid for the state Senate seat in the 10th district.

    New Haven and West Haven voters in the 10th state Senate district have an easy choice to make when they go to the polls Tuesday to elect a replacement for Toni Harp, who resigned in January to become mayor of New Haven.

    State Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield, a Democrat who briefly ran for mayor himself last year before dropping out of the race and endorsing Harp, deserves a promotion from the state’s lower house to its upper house.

    Holder-Winfield is a smart, dedicated public servant who has served New Haven well in the House and was a viable candidate for mayor. He has approached issues from criminal justice to government transparency with great thought.

  • The Public Option on the ballot in Connecticut?

    Thanks to the 2/3 Democratic majority in the Connecticut Legislature, Democrats in 2009 overrode the governor’s veto of a bill to create “SustiNet,” designed to be the nation’s first true public option health insurance plan.

  • Twitter shuts down Connecticut GOP

    Every piece of online technology -- from YouTube to Facebook to Twitter -- comes with a set of legal disclaimers outlining the application's