Tag: bipartisan effort

Connecticut Passes Sweeping Gun Control Legislation

Connecticut has passed sweeping gun control legislation. I stand up and applaud the bipartisan effort it took to pass the sweeping legislation. Again I will reiterate that gun control laws will not stop every single act of random violence. Instead, the purpose of the legislation is to try to decrease gun violence in the United States; specifically, in this instance, in Connecticut. From TP: 1. It has bipartisan support. Certainly more Democrats than Republicans supported the bill, but the vote in the state House was 105 to 44, with 40 percent of Republicans and 87 percent of Democrats voting for it.

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Where's my lobbyist?

Remember just a couple months ago when we were in the middle of the healthcare debate and it became clear we were arguing for nothing versus a mediocre piece of legislation? Senators Ben Nelson, Joe Lieberman and Blanche Lincoln left us with that choice. We could have mediocre legislation with no public option or we could have nothing. We chose something over nothing. Currently, we’re looking at the same kind of story in the financial world. We have Wall Street reform legislation that has been stripped of anything meaningful, like “too big to fail” legislation. I’m sure that in the coming

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With Hanna On Our Doorstep

I spoke with the Asheville Red Cross. I asked what are we doing and what can we do to help. Here’s the response (emphasis added is mine): The American Red Cross deployed about 5600 disaster relief volunteers from all over the country to assist the evacuees affected by Hurricane Gustav. Fifteen of them are from Western North Carolina. Hundreds of these volunteers are being moved to Florida this weekend, as part of an estimated 2500 volunteers who will be needed for shelters, mass care and feeding there in the coming week. Other volunteers from WNC, along with Emergency Relief Vehicles (ERVs)

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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