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Monthly Archive for March, 2011

: March, 2011

9 million adults joined ranks of uninsured due to job loss in 2010

An estimated nine million working-age adults—57 percent of people who had health insurance through a job that was lost—became uninsured in the last two years, according to the Commonwealth Fund 2010

Interesting 3/17

1. Connecticut’s achievement gap not just an inner city issue By Sarah Butrymowicz, The Hechinger Report Three entire grade-levels: That was the size of the gap between Connecticut’s low-income

Connecticut Earns “F” in Annual Report of Transparency in Government Spending

Connecticut got an “F” when it comes to openness about government spending, according to Following the Money 2011: How the States Rank on Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data, the

National report spotlights criminal justice reform in Connecticut

More than 20 states in the United States have changed or are considering changes to their policies around trying kids as adults according to a new report, State Trends: Legislative Changes from

Interesting 3/16

1. Paid Sick Days Good For Business, Employees By LOUIS LISTA The Hartford Courant Earlier this year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy addressed the Connecticut Business and Industry Association and voiced his

Republican Senators Poo-poo Nuclear Safety Concerns

Unbelievable – Democrats want to cut Social Security benefits

The Obama administration has been a huge disappointment to many liberals, but this is a new low – they want to cut Social Security benefits: Social Security reform is splitting President Obama’s

Is Means Testing an Effective Way to Reduce the Cost of Social Security?

New report examines the effects of various types of means tests for Social Security Means testing, or reducing Social Security payments to affluent beneficiaries, has been touted as an effective way

Interesting 3/15

1. Terror Law: Can’t Anyone Here Play This Game? Nearly a decade on from the ash and rubble, the three branches of government still have not found the legal and political equilibrium that would result

Fukushima Complicates Nuclear Expansion Worldwide (Good!)

The damage to three nuclear power plants in Japan will renew debate worldwide, prompting a new look at needed levels of safety and redundancy, says University of Maryland energy policy expert Nathan