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Red Cross Nailing Workers

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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 the negotiation table, that the concessions it is demanding are not due to its inability to pay. This nonprofit organization is considerably “top heavy” with […] [Read More]
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Rell’s Budget Fundamentally Unfair

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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 solutions, criticized Governor Rell’s latest state budget proposal as a fundamentally unfair plan relying on cuts that harm middle- and low-income families, while requiring no sacrifices from the […] [Read More]
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Dodd’s Credit Card Act

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“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 give up until he got this legislation passed. He’s spent an entire career fighting against special interests and fighting for ordinary people, […] [Read More]
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Dodd Gains On Challenger

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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 University poll released today. This compares to a 50 – 34 percent Simmons lead in an April 2 poll by the independent Quinnipiac […] [Read More]
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Well water should be tested annually

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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 Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, took […] [Read More]
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Are Anti-Oxidant Supplements Good For You?

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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: Multivitamins Have No Impact on Risk of Cancer Or Heart Disease in Postmenopausal Women The largest study of its kind concludes that […] [Read More]
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NEW PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS

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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 that would each create the choice of a public health insurance plan in the state, the Connecticut Health Partnership, and SustiNet. The votes underscore the […] [Read More]
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CT Underfunds Early Child Care/Education

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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 remains an unaffordable expense for many working families, but Connecticut’s overall investment in early care and education programs has declined over this […] [Read More]
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Avoiding Ulcers

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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 year beyond 65 as a precious gift. My father suffered from ulcers his whole life. He […] [Read More]
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Dodd’s Primary

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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 Alpert, that seems to be out of nowhere. It would be interesting to see a challenge to Dodd from the […] [Read More]
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