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Monthly Archive for February, 2011

: February, 2011

Affordable Care Act Has Made $2.8 Billion Available to States

New Report Details Affordable Care Act Resources and Flexibility for States The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a new report showing that the Affordable Care Act
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Weird Link

David Walker’s new essay on structural deficits has a structural deficit itself on-line (no fault of David’s I’m sure.) Two terms are linked in the on-line version – but instead of being linked to
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Mill Plain Road Bridge

What in the world do they do there every day? Here’s the original story, from the Fairfield Citizen, May 14, 2010: Starting Monday, the 81-year-old bridge that spans the Mill River — on Mill Plain
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NRC’s ‘Wishful Thinking’ That Geologic Disposal Site Will Be Available When Needed for Highly Radioactive Used Nuclear Reactor Fuel

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and in another joint filing, the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL), Riverkeeper, and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), are asking
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Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act Panned

The Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW), a policy and research arm of the General Assembly which works to end gender discrimination, today came out strongly against the “Title X
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65% OF TEACHERS SEE HUNGER IN CLASSROOM; PROBLEM HAS INCREASED IN PAST YEAR

Ω Two-thirds of teachers across the U.S. say they have children in their classrooms who regularly come to school too hungry to learn because they are not getting enough to eat at home, according to a
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New Report: San Francisco Paid Sick Days Legislation Benefits Employers and Employees

Recent surveys conducted for the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) find that both businesses and employees in San Francisco were generally in support of the nation’s first paid sick days
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Free dental services

The Connecticut State Dental Association website now includes a calendar of free dental services taking place throughout the state. Programs listed on the charitable dental outreach calendar are not
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More On Suggested HUSKY Program Changes

The Governor has proposed saving state dollars by increasing cost-sharing, reducing health benefits, or cutting other services for children and families in the HUSKY Program, including new co-payments
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The Governor’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2012 Budget: The Impact on Children

Yesterday I criticized the revenue side of Governor Malloy’s proposed budget. The expenditure side has been criticized by people concerned with the impact on social services, but CT Voices for
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