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Happy New Year?

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Things are bad: From Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C.: ,,,The unemployment rate for the year is likely to average above 9.0 percent. The number of people who are involuntarily underemployed has generally been 8.5 and 9.0 million, close to double the pre-recession level. Millions more have […] [Read More]
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Live and Let Live – The “War Against Christmas”

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I don’t celebrate Christmas. And I believe strongly in the Constitution – and separation of church and state. But I haven’t declared war on Christmas. I have no problem with “Merry Christmas.” Those aren’t holiday lights on the trees on Fairfield’s greens. Nor are those holiday lights string along the Post Road. But I can […] [Read More]
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No More Land of Opportunity

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From Esquire: There are some truths so hard to face, so ugly and so at odds with how we imagine the world should be, that nobody can accept them. Here’s one: It is obvious that a class system has arrived in America — a recent study of the thirty-four countries in the Organization for Economic […] [Read More]
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Protecting American families from power plant emissions of mercury and toxic air pollution like arsenic, acid gas, nickel, selenium, and cyanide

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, the first national standards to protect American families from power plant emissions of mercury and toxic air pollution like arsenic, acid gas, nickel, selenium, and cyanide. The standards will slash emissions of these dangerous pollutants by relying on widely available, proven […] [Read More]
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Working Families Party Endorses Donovan for Congress

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The Connecticut Working Families Party has endorsed Chris Donovan for Congress. WFP leaders lauded Donovan’s career fighting for Connecticut’s working class and middle class families, and specifically pointed to leadership on issues like raising the minimum wage and guaranteeing paid sick days, a long-time legislative priority of Working Families in Hartford. “Chris Donovan is somebody […] [Read More]
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Progress Report on CT Early Care and Education Says Poor Coordination and Inadequate Funding Limit Access

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Connecticut Early Care and Education Progress Report, 2011 Appendix Following Connecticut’s loss in the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge funding competition and the Governor’s call this week for education reform legislation, a report on the state’s early care and education system finds that a lack of central coordination of early childhood programs and […] [Read More]
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Perry Attacks Mitt, Newt

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Hang in there, Rick! [Read More]
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US Department of Justice Denounces East Haven Police Department for Widespread Abuse and Harassment of Latinos

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Community Leaders React Leaders of the Catholic and Latino communities reacted today to a U.S. Department of Justice report, which denounced the East Haven Police Department for engaging in a pattern and practice of discrimination against Latinos. “Two years ago this month, our congregation and others in the community joined together in a vigil recognizing […] [Read More]
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PERCEPTIONS OF NEWT GINGRICH

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has been in politics for some time and about whom people have strong opinions.  Among all Americans, more than two in five dislike Newt Gingrich as a person (46%), dislike his track record as Speaker of the House (43%), and dislike his political opinions (43%). One-third of U.S. […] [Read More]
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Child care providers serving thousands of Connecticut families have overwhelmingly chosen to join a union

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The American Arbitration Association, a nationally recognized neutral party, reported that home-based providers voted 1,603 to 88 for representation by CSEA/SEIU Local 2001. Connecticut’s in-home child care workers who participate in the Department of Social Services’ Care4Kids program have been working to unite together since 2005. Today they join family providers in 15 other states […] [Read More]
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