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WASHINGTON, DC -- House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., has unveiled his Tax Reform Act of 2014, the most comprehensive tax reform proposal in nearly three decades.…Yet despite the obvious need to reform our broken tax system, the prospects for the Camp tax reform plan have been dismissed out of hand. Members of Congress, from both parties, have dismissed the chances of major tax reform passing.

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MIDDLETOWN, CT—The Rockfall Foundation is hosting an evening talk and reception with award-winning book author and Hartford Courant columnist, Robert Thorson, featuring his recent book, Walden's Shore: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Science. Thorson will speak March 27, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm at the deKoven House Community Center.

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A monthly benefit of Council membership, the March 2014 Member eBrief features: Annual Luncheon Registration is Now Open!; March 31 is the 2014 Membership Deadline; New CT EPIP Chapter Forming and more! Remember to login to access this member benefit!

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NEW YORK, NY -- House Ways & Means Committee chair Dave Camp’s most important contribution to the tax reform debate may be this: By proposing a specific, transparent, and fully-realized reform plan, he has made it far tougher for others to credibly promise trillions of dollars in tax cuts without either describing how they’d pay for them or acknowledging that they’d be willing to increase the deficit by those same trillions.

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Fixing our broken tax code is a huge, cost-free opportunity to kick-start economic growth and enable millions of unemployed and underemployed Americans to get back to work. Fortunately, Representative Dave Camp, the chairman of the House tax-writing committee, has proposed a largely pro-growth reform plan.

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MONTVILLE, CT—This morning, 175 seniors at Montville High School got a taste of what it’s like to live on their own and manage their own finances at the first-ever Montville Credit for Life Fair. This half-day financial education event is presented by a collaborative of southeastern Connecticut businesses and nonprofits led by the Liberty Bank Foundation.

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NEW BRITAIN, CT – The Berlin Land Trust, Inc. has established a new fund at the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB), affording existing supporters, new donors, area citizens and conservationists alike with a convenient and easily accessible way to help preserve open space in Berlin and beyond.

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NEW HAVEN, CT -- House Speaker Brendan Sharkey has submitted a bill that would reverse that by eliminating the exemptions for colleges and hospitals and making them fully taxable.

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BRISTOL, CT -- At its annual meeting on March 7, Main Street Community Foundation announced that it distributed a near-record $1.2 million in grants and scholarships in 2013 to benefit the residents of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott.

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NORWALK, CT — Arts and environment nonprofits were among the most successful organizations on Fairfield County Giving Day, an online 24-hour day of local giving on Friday, March 7.

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