<xmp> <body> </xmp>

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer joins Congressman Murphy in Danbury

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Time: 6:13 PM

Picture 8

Before ripping James Galante's best friend David Cappiello to shreds at their first debate in Waterbury, Congressman Chris Murphy was joined by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD-5) in Danbury today and talked about how congress has also made it easier for business to invest in renewable energy sources. The press conference was held at a site owned by Stu Longman, a local business owner who is currently installing the largest solar panel installation in New England with the help of a grant which was pushed by Congressman Murphy.

Here's a portion of Murphy press release:
"When I am in Danbury and the rest of the Fifth District, I hear about how high energy costs are hurting businesses, large and small. We've got to make a commitment and investment in new ways of powering our businesses and homes in order to realize real energy savings. I am proud of the changes we have made to our national renewable energy policy in my first term in office because it sets a national commitment to finding new, and less expensive, ways to do business," said Murphy.


To boost jobs and set us on a path to energy independence, Murphy pushed H.R. 6899, the Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act, to set a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) that mandates that 15% of electricity must be met with renewable sources by 2020. More than half of U.S. states have already adopted an RES, but in order to truly put the nation more energy independent, Congress needed to step in to create a national standard.

Congress has also made it easier for business to invest in renewable energy sources by extending the Energy-Efficient Buildings Deduction for 5 years, allowing taxpayers to deduct up to $1.80 per sq. ft. in commercial buildings for improvements that achieve 50% or greater in energy savings. And Congress extended the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) through 2016, with a 30% income tax credit for solar and fuel cells and 10% for wind microturbines and geothermal. This credit makes it more attractive to make financial investments in industrial renewable energy projects.


Mr. Longman used a Connecticut Clean Energy Fund grant and a federal tax credit to make the project an affordable business investment -- without the assistance, the project would not have been possible.

"I want to thank Congressman Murphy and Majority Leader Hoyer for coming here today to see how their work in Washington has allowed me to cut energy costs through investment in solar energy. Congressman Murphy has been pushing since he got to Washington to help business owners like me choose to invest in new technologies to power our businesses. Without his help, the changes I am making to my business wouldn't have been possible," said Longman.

Here's video footage of today's presser.

posted by ctblogger at 6:13 PM | Permalink|


Add a comment

© 2017 Hat City Blog | READ, WATCH, AND LEARN.
No part of the content or the blog may be reproduced without prior written permission.


Lowest Gas Prices in Danbury
Danbury Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

make money online blogger templates

Danbury City Charter
Danbury Code of Ordinances
Robert's Rules of Order


Danbury 2005 election results
Danbury 2007 election results
Danbury 2009 election results
Danbury 2011 election results
Danbury 2013 election results
Danbury 2015 election results
City of Danbury calendar

The Mercurial
Danbury News Times
Danbury Patch
Danbury Daily Voice
Tribuna Newspaper
Danbury El Canillita
(Spanish edition)

Danbury El Canillita
(English translation)

Comunidade News
(Portuguese edition)

Comunidade News
(English translation)

On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.

The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.

Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.

Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.



Danbury Area Coalition for the Rights of Immigrants v.
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
3:06-cv-01992-RNC ( D. Conn. )

(02.25.08) Court docket

(10.24.07) Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's Emergency Motion for Protective Order

(09.26.07) Press Release

(12.14.06) Complaint

Barrera v. Boughton, No. 07-01436
(D. Conn. filed Sept. 26, 2007)

(02.25.08) Court Docket

Amended complaint

Defendants' Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Defendants' Motion to Dismiss State Law Claims

Plaintiffs' Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

Order on Motion to Dismiss

Defendants' Answer to Amended Complaint

NEW HAVEN REGISTER: Immigrant's 2006 arrest was flawed Danbury mayor testifies

(10.05.07 (VIDEO) Boughton mislead the public about Danbury's involvement in raid

(09.18.07) Yale Law Students expose Danbury involvement in raid

(12.14.06) VIDEO: Interview with Yale Law Students at FOI presser

(12.14.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 FOI complaint media roundup

City Clerk Jean Natale standing next to skinhead sparks outrage

(10.03.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 rally

(09.29.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 case deepens

Word of raid spread across the country

(09/29/06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 protest news conference

(09/29/06) Immigrant newspaper "El Canillita" gives best account of ICE day labor raid at Kennedy Park


Dunkin Donuts logo