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New State House and Senate Districts

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Reapportionment Committee Connecticut General Assembly District Maps: House Map Senate Map If I read the House map correctly, Kim Fawcett’s district has been radically changed, giving her a lot more Democratic voters. Maybe now she will vote more like a Democrat. [Read More]
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Low-Income Schools Don’t Get a Fair Share of State and Local Funds

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Ω A new report from the U.S. Department of Education documents that schools serving low-income students are being shortchanged because school districts across the country are inequitably distributing their state and local funds. The analysis of new data on 2008-09 school-level expenditures shows that many high-poverty schools receive less than their fair share of state […] [Read More]
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League of Conservation Voters Endorses Chris Murphy for Senate

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National environmental non-profit with 3,600 Connecticut members cites Murphy’s leadership and commitment to environmental issues The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund today announced its endorsement of Chris Murphy for U.S. Senate. LCV is a national non-profit organization that works to turn environmental values into national priorities and works to elect candidates who will […] [Read More]
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Abstinence-only education does not lead to abstinent behavior

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States that prescribe abstinence-only sex education programs in public schools have significantly higher teenage pregnancy and birth rates than states with more comprehensive sex education programs, researchers from the University of Georgia have determined. The researchers looked at teen pregnancy and birth data from 48 U.S. states to evaluate the effectiveness of those states’ approaches […] [Read More]
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Romney Rebuked

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Connecticut’s Major Charter Schools Face More Questions

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by Jon Pelto, Wait, What Despite their rhetoric, not only are most of Connecticut’s charter schools actually increasing racial isolation, they are naively or knowingly overlooking key factors in their ongoing claims that they provide better educational outcomes. A review of Connecticut’s School Profile Reports raises even more serious questions and concerns are about some […] [Read More]
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The Entire Iranian Banking Sector: Terrorist Financing Risks

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By: David S. Cohen David S. Cohen is Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. As part of a series of actions announced by Secretary Geithner and Secretary Clinton to ratchet up pressure on Iran, Treasury yesterday issued a finding under Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act that identified Iran as […] [Read More]
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Must Watch Video

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It’s all about free speech and the right to peacefully assemble: [Read More]
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The economy Is going to hell in a handbasket

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and no one is doing anything about it. The supercommittee failed – no surprise there. The Fed is refusing to do any more. Unemployment benefits are running out. Payroll tax reductions are about to expire. Europe is about to collapse financially. The “recovery” hasn’t touched unemployment, and was only 2% last quarter, not the highly […] [Read More]
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One In Three Americans In Or Near Poverty

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The U.S. Census Bureau has announced that in 2010, median household income declined, the poverty rate increased and the percentage without health insurance coverage was not statistically different from the previous year. Real median household income in the United States in 2010 was $49,445, a 2.3 percent decline from the 2009 median. The nation’s official […] [Read More]
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