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Affordable Care Act Has Made $2.8 Billion Available to States

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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 provides states with significant flexibility and resources to improve health care benefits and protect consumers. Already, the law has provided or offered $2.8 billion […] [Read More]
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Weird Link

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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 specific sites, they are linked to search results. One of the two terms linked, for no apparent reason, is “Democrats,” and […] [Read More]
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Mill Plain Road Bridge

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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 Road near the intersection with Brookside Drive — will close to cars, trucks and pedestrians, as crews dismantle it and […] [Read More]
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NRC’s ‘Wishful Thinking’ That Geologic Disposal Site Will Be Available When Needed for Highly Radioactive Used Nuclear Reactor Fuel

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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 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to overturn two NRC rules that conclude that storage and disposal of spent (or used) nuclear […] [Read More]
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Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act Panned

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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 Abortion Provider Prohibition Act” (H.R. 217), which the House of Representatives passed this week. The bill is aimed at stripping critical Title X […] [Read More]
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65% OF TEACHERS SEE HUNGER IN CLASSROOM; PROBLEM HAS INCREASED IN PAST YEAR

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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 national new survey released today. More than 60% of the teachers surveyed for Hunger in Our Schools: Share Our […] [Read More]
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New Report: San Francisco Paid Sick Days Legislation Benefits Employers and Employees

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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 legislation. According to a new report, San Francisco’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance: Outcomes for Employers and Employees, from IWPR, more than half of covered […] [Read More]
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Free dental services

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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 coordinated by the CSDA, but are provided by dental practices and other health organizations throughout the state. The CSDA is acting as a resource for informing […] [Read More]
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More On Suggested HUSKY Program Changes

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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 on some children and most adults for some services in the Medicaid program, reduced dental services for parents and other adults in Medicaid, reduced coverage for eyeglasses […] [Read More]
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The Governor’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2012 Budget: The Impact on Children

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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 Children takes a much more positive view. Here’s their summary of the impact of the Governor’s proposed Fiscal Year 2012 state budget on a variety […] [Read More]
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