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FDA Approves New Emergency Contraceptive

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent approval of a new emergency contraception medication gives women in this country a new tool to prevent unplanned pregnancy. “For almost a hundred years, women in this country have struggled to legitimize their needs for safe, effective control over their reproductive lives. FDA’s approval of this product […] [Read More]
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CLASS Act Analysis Reveals America’s Long-Term Care Future

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The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act — a largely overlooked component of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — has the potential to transform long-term care financing in the United States from a welfare-based to an insurance-based system, according to the latest issue of Public Policy & Aging Report (PPAR). […] [Read More]
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The Foley and Malloy Prospectus Compared Part 2 – Taxes and the Budget

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By wtfdnucsailor This is the second in a series of blog posting regarding the plans of the Republican and Democratic candidates for governor, Tom Foley and Dan Malloy. All of the information provided in the posting is from the candidate’s web sites, http://www.danmalloy.com/policy and http://www.tomfoley2010.com clicking on the “Issues” and “Tom’s Plan” selections. The opinions […] [Read More]
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MALLOY SAYS CONTRACTING WATCHDOG IS NECESSARY, SAVES MONEY

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Democratic nominee for Governor Dan Malloy on the decision earlier this year to cut nearly all funding to the Contracting Standards Board, which ensures that state contracting process is conducted in the most efficient manner possible and in the best interest of the state. “This decision was short-sighted, and it was wrong,” said Malloy. “Everyone […] [Read More]
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The Foley and Malloy Prospectus Compared Part 1 – Jobs and the Economy

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By wtfdnucsailor This is the first in a series of blog posting regarding the plans of the Republican and Democratic candidates for governor, Tom Foley and Dan Malloy. All of the information provided in the posting is from the candidate’s web sites, http://www.danmalloy.com/policy and http://www.tomfoley2010.com clicking on the “Issues” and “Tom’s Plan” selections. The opinions […] [Read More]
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Foods To Get Sick With

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Nearly 1,100 foodborne outbreaks reported nationally in 2007 Foodborne agents cause an estimated 76 million illnesses annually in the United States. A total of 1,097 foodborne disease outbreaks were reported in 2007 to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a CDC analysis. State investigators reported 21,244 illnesses and 18 deaths as a […] [Read More]
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Gun Laws Are Significant Factor in Rate of Gun Deaths

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Relying on almost 20 years of experience analyzing state firearms laws, Legal Community Against Violence (LCAV) has ranked the firearms laws of all fifty states in its most recent report, “Gun Laws Matter: A Comparison of State Firearms Laws and Statistics.” The report compares firearm-related statistics, such as gun ownership and gun deaths, and concludes […] [Read More]
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Primary Results Nationwide Provide A Big Boost For Democrats

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Great analysis from the Democratic National Committee: Tuesday’s primaries could not have gone better for the President and Democrats or worse for Republicans. Democrats emerged unified and with strong candidates in races across the country, giving them the upper-hand in close contests for the Senate and for Governorships. Meanwhile, Republicans added to their slate of […] [Read More]
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