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The numbers are in: As many as 2 in 3 smokers will die from their habit Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 2 days ago A large Australian study of more than 200,000 people has provided independent confirmation that up to two in every three smokers will die from their habit if they continue […] [Read More]
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Review of 169 municipal websites: Basic election information lacking

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Source: Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Today, the Connecticut Citizen Election Audit released a study evaluating election information provided to voters in all 169 municipalities across Connecticut. Information was collected by volunteer evaluators in the days just prior to the 2014 November election. Citizen Audit spokesperson Luther Weeks stated, “Many towns do not provide the information […] [Read More]
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Give 16, 17-Year-Olds The Right to Vote

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Source: The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) – a non-partisan research center on youth engagement based at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service – is expressing public support for initiatives to lower the […] [Read More]
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Albany County N Y Approves Law to Protect Kids from Toxic Toys

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Source: The JustGreen Partnership Less than a month after a major report, Toxic Toys in Albany County, found dangerous chemicals in children’s toys and products in Albany County, the County Legislature voted on legislation Local Law “J” to ban the sale of toys and products containing the most toxic chemicals. The law passed 35-4, enjoying […] [Read More]
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Reverend Moales – Where is the missing money?

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by Jon Pelto from Wait , What This coming Tuesday, Reverend Kenneth Moales Jr. is hoping that the voters of the 23rdState Senate District will come out and make him Connecticut’s newest State Senate in the Special Election. However among the various clouds that hangs over his head is the unanswered question of what happened […] [Read More]
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A Picture of Economic Injustice

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Source: A brief history of middle-class economics: Productivity, participation, and inequality in the United States Growth in real average income for the bottom 90% [Read More]
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Some cola soda drinkers consume 4-methylimidazole, a potential carcinogen

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Source: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH Caramel color is a common ingredient in colas and other dark soft drinks. The results show that between 44 and 58 percent of people over the age of six typically have at least one can of soda per day, possibly more, potentially exposing them to 4-methylimidazole […] [Read More]
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Governor’s Proposal Balances Budget on Backs of Children: Over half of proposed cuts are to child & family programs

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Source: Connecticut Voices for Children Governor Dannel Malloy’s state budget proposal unfairly balances the budget on the backs of children and families, according to an analysis by Connecticut Voices for Children. While spending on the “Children’s Budget” – state government spending that directly benefits young people – makes up only a third of the overall […] [Read More]
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