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The War on Women

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Guest post by Tessa Marquis The newly elected leaders in the House of Representatives have launched cruel and inhumane assault on women’s health care. They want to eliminate Title X, which provides Planned Parenthood and hundreds of other community clinics with funding for preventive care. Cutting this funding will eliminate testing for STDs (currently at […] [Read More]
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Budget Threatens Connecticut’s Public Health & Environment

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A budget bill being pushed in Congress this week includes a number of measures that would threaten Connecticut’s public health and environment, according to Environment Connecticut. Under the bill, the Environmental Protection Agency would be barred from taking any action to clean up carbon dioxide and other global warming pollutants from coal-fired power plants, oil […] [Read More]
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Clean Ports Act to Put the Brakes on Dirty Diesel Trucks

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A nationwide coalition of over 150 environmental, labor, business, consumer advocacy, public health, faith, and community organizations has applauded Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and 50 other House members from 15 states for reintroducing legislation to protect clean truck programs and reduce harmful air pollution that meets bipartisan goals for a U.S. transportation reauthorization bill: accelerate […] [Read More]
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Congress Must Support Early Learning in Obama’s Budget

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The Obama Administration’s budget proposal includes a critical investment to strengthen state early learning programs, including pre-kindergarten. This creates a solid foundation on which future education reforms can be built. By including high-quality early education in his budget, President Obama has taken a critical step in ensuring young children’s learning potential is maximized. Decades of […] [Read More]
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Report on CT Early Care and Education Says State is Reversing Progress; Lacks Overall Coordination and Evaluation

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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 years. The report also finds that a lack of central coordination of early childhood programs leaves child care providers and parents confused by a diverse array […] [Read More]
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New Rule Ensures Students Get Health Insurance Protections of the Affordable Care Act

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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 from critical consumer protections created by the Affordable Care Act. Students enrolled in college plans would have the freedom from worrying about losing their insurance, or […] [Read More]
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Businesses Can Innovate to Reduce Toxic Chemical Use

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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 innovating to cut toxic chemicals from their products, while creating green jobs and boosting the economy. “Currently, these businesses are the exception and not the rule. But […] [Read More]
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LED products billed as eco-friendly contain toxic metals

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Those light-emitting diodes marketed as safe, environmentally preferable alternatives to traditional lightbulbs actually contain lead, arsenic and a dozen other potentially hazardous substances, according to newly published research. “LEDs are touted as the next generation of lighting. But as we try to find better products that do not deplete energy resources or contribute to global […] [Read More]
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