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Monthly Archive for February, 2011

: February, 2011

Report on CT Early Care and Education Says State is Reversing Progress; Lacks Overall Coordination and Evaluation

A report by Connecticut Voices for Children, “Connecticut Early Care and Education Progress Report, 2010,” finds that the state has already reversed progress in early childhood funding in recent

New Rule Ensures Students Get Health Insurance Protections of the Affordable Care Act

A new proposed regulation announced today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would ensure students enrolled in health insurance coverage through their college or university benefit

Businesses Can Innovate to Reduce Toxic Chemical Use

The Environment Connecticut has released Safer By Design: Businesses Can Replace Toxic Ingredients through Green Chemistry, a new report that highlights 14 businesses across the country that are

LED products billed as eco-friendly contain toxic metals

Those light-emitting diodes marketed as safe, environmentally preferable alternatives to traditional lightbulbs actually contain lead, arsenic and a dozen other potentially hazardous substances,

Don’t Hide High Fructose Corn Syrup Behind Misleading ‘Corn Sugar’ Name

The nation’s oldest consumer group told the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today that allowing a name change of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) to “Corn Sugar” would be misleading to consumers and

Secretary Clinton needs to recover her prophetic voice

Following is commentary by Jeffrey Laurenti, senior fellow and director of foreign policy programs at The Century Foundation. – – – – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seemed to be speaking in a

New Report: San Francisco Paid Sick Days Legislation Benefits Employers and Employees

44 Million U.S. Workers Lacked Paid Sick Days in 2010. Many employees could not take time off when sick, including up to four out of five food service workers. As the Connecticut General Assembly

Coalition Offers Better Choices to Close Budget Deficit

As state policymakers face the challenge of a major state revenue gap and the Governor prepares to release his budget proposal next week, a statewide coalition proposed several revenue reforms to help

Catholics for Choice

This week’s congressional hearing on HR 3, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” is notable for many reasons. The proposed legislation would enact unreasonable obstacles to reproductive

Latest Health Research And Me

I try not to let reports like this discourage me: (And I keep taking statins and Vitamin D): Why Almost Everything You Hear About Medicine Is Wrong In just the last two months, two pillars of