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Monthly Archive for May, 2009

: May, 2009

Red Cross Nailing Workers

Connecticut Red Cross employees have been working without a contract since their collective bargaining agreement expired in April. The American Red Cross has taken the stance, behind closed doors at

Rell’s Budget Fundamentally Unfair

Coalition Says Rell Budget Proposal Would Damage Economy; Calls for Progressive Income Tax, Fair Corporate Taxes Better Choices for Connecticut, a statewide coalition advocating for state revenue

Dodd’s Credit Card Act

“A Relentless Fighter” Obama praised Dodd’s leadership for the reforms, saying, I want to give a special shout-out to Chris Dodd, who has been a relentless fighter to get this done. Chris wouldn’t

Dodd Gains On Challenger

Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd is gaining on former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, a possible Republican challenger, and now trails 45 – 39 percent in the 2010 Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac

Well water should be tested annually

Well water should be tested annually to reduce health risks to children Private well water should be tested yearly, and in some cases more often, according to new guidance offered by the American

Are Anti-Oxidant Supplements Good For You?

I have quit taking Vitamin B, C and E supplements. The evidence on these remains ambiguous – with many benefits evidenced and some risks. Below are the most recent pieces of contradictory research:


CONNECTICUT BILLS CREATE CHOICE OF A PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN Landmark bills stand as models for national reform The Connecticut House of Representatives’ passed last night of two landmark bills

CT Underfunds Early Child Care/Education

REPORT: FUNDING FOR EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION HAS DECLINED OVER TIME, DESPITE HIGH COST OF CHILD CARE CT Group Urges Lawmakers to Avoid Child Care Cuts for Working Families During Recession Child care

Avoiding Ulcers

I am going to start taking L-glutamine. Here’s why: My father died from complications from ulcer surgery. He was only 65. His father died from a stroke age 65 as well. I am now 64. I will regard every

Dodd’s Primary

There are a couple of strange Democratic challenges to Chris Dodd in the offing – one from an old friend of mine, Roger Pearson, that is almost certainly going nowhere, and one from one Merrick