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Republicans Don’t Like Public Schools, Muslims

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RIght Wing Attacks: Public Schools! “Just call them what they are,” Santorum said. “Public schools? That’s a nice way of putting it. These are government-run schools.” He’s not alone. Several other Republicans considering presidential runs blasted public schools at a home-schooling rally in Iowa. Texas Congressman Ron Paul told the crowd government wants “absolute control” […] [Read More]
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Obama’s War on Schools

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Education in the U.S. is a mess. No Child Left Behind had noble goals, but in practice, hasn’t been a great success. It’s been good that more emphasis has been placed on making sure students learn to read an do math at grade appropriate levels, but the process of assigning blame for failures to do […] [Read More]
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Nearly 4 million Medicare beneficiaries receive help with prescription drug cost under Affordable Care Act

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Savings from new drug discounts in 2011 already total $38 million Through provisions of the Affordable Care Act, nearly 4 million people with Medicare who reached the program’s Part D coverage gap in 2010 have received a one-time, tax-free $250 rebate check. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that […] [Read More]
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Paul Krugman Agrees

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He agrees with me: (T)he only way we’ll get any budget deal now — or, I’d say, any time in the next several years — will be if conservatives come up with an offer. And they won’t. [Read More]
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Small Business Health Coverage Becomes More Affordable and Accessible With New Tax Credit

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Small businesses are finding it easier to secure medical coverage for their employees following implementation of a new tax credit that was enacted through last year’s health insurance reform law. According to a report released today by Democrats on the House Committee on Small Business, the tax credit provides $40 billion in relief for entrepreneurs. […] [Read More]
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Government Shutdown Until 2013?

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A government shutdown would hurt Republicans much more than Democrats: A PPP poll of registered voters released this week showed that most Americans think a government shutdown would be bad for the country. And if a shutdown does occur, the poll also found that a majority of Americans would blame Republicans for the mess, not […] [Read More]
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Replacing Ken Flatto

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From the charter: “Method of filling vacancies on the Board of Selectmen. At any time a vacancy occurs on the Board of Selectmen, including First Selectman, a replacement, who shall be registered with the same political party as the person vacating the office, shall be designated by the remaining Selectmen. If the Selectmen designate one […] [Read More]
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FAIRFIELD FIRST SELECTMAN KEN FLATTO APPOINTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DIVISION OF SPECIAL REVENUE

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(HARTFORD, CT) — Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has appointed Fairfield First Selectman Kenneth Flatto as Executive Director of the Division of Special Revenue. The Division of Special Revenue is responsible for managing various special revenues and for regulating legalized gaming in the State of Connecticut, including the Lottery and Foxwoods and […] [Read More]
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