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Monthly Archive for December, 2009

: December, 2009


Proposes Revenue Alternatives to Governor’s Damaging Cut Connecticut Voices for Children, a research-based policy think tank, today responded to a news release from Governor Jodi Rell criticizing the

Bush Administration Political Prosecution Overturned

On Friday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned famed trial attorney Paul Minor’s three convictions for bribery. Minor’s prosecution represents one of the most egregious abuses by the Bush

Juvenile Justice Reform Appears On Track In CT Despite Rell

Juvenile Justice advocates are urging state legislators to continue reforms to benefit vulnerable youth. They urged legislators to hold firm on commitments to get young people out of adult prisons and

Health care spending spurs economic growth

As the national discussion of health care focuses on costs, a new study from North Carolina State University shows that it might be more accurate to think of health care spending as an investment that

Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and The New Democrats

The approval by the U.S. House of Representatives of its financial regulatory overhaul bill, H.R. 4173, including the creation of a strong consumer regulator, is a step in the right direction. But

Toxic Chemical bisphenol A Still Not Banned By FDA

Environmental health advocates hope that U.S. FDA will make its promised announcement about health hazards of bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic sex hormone linked to cancer, behavioral changes,

Bill Gates, Rockefellers: Raise Our Estate Taxes

As Congress prepares for the holiday recess, a group of wealthy individuals are calling on the Senate to act before the break to strengthen the Federal Estate Tax. The individuals are William H.

Governor’s Proposed Budget Cuts Target Services for Children

The Governor’s proposed deficit mitigation plan for Fiscal Year 2010 (released 11/24/09) targets children: $73.96 million of the proposed cuts are to education, child care, health care and other basic

Health Reform Is Deficit Neutral

by Peter R. Orszag, Director, Office of Management and Budget We are closer than ever before to passing fiscally responsible health reform legislation. So it’s not a surprise that the most reflexively

Jon’s Health Tips – Latest Research

No revolutionary new health research reported in the last few weeks ( except maybe involving beer – see below) confirming health activities I already pursue. Most comprehensive and compelling was a