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It’s Time To Legalize Marijuana Use

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The long and winding road to cannabis legalization BY Jan van Ours © voxEU.org In many Western countries, between one quarter and one third of the population admit to having used cannabis at least once in their lives – according to the official statistics. This column provides an in-depth review of existing economic, social, and […] [Read More]
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March For Economic Justice In Stamford Dec. 15

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SEIU 32BJ is is a union of janitorial staff and security guards. They clean and keep safe buildings all over Fairfield County and Connecticut, such as UBS, RBS and People’s banks, and Perdue Pharma. 4,000 of their members are in a fight for a new contract right now, and the issues are pretty basic: • […] [Read More]
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Why Now’s Not the Time to Withdraw Support for the Economy

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By: Dr. Jan Eberly Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy Last week Congress missed an opportunity to support economic growth and job creation by failing to pass President Obama’s proposal to extend and expand the employee-side payroll tax cut, cut payroll taxes in half for every small business, and eliminate payroll taxes on increases in business […] [Read More]
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Mitt v. Mitt

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Study shows medical marijuana laws reduce traffic deaths

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A groundbreaking new study, “Medical Marijuana Laws, Traffic Fatalities, and Alcohol Consumption” shows that laws legalizing medical marijuana have resulted in a nearly nine percent drop in traffic deaths and a five percent reduction in beer sales. The study is entitled,It can be found at: “Our research suggests that the legalization of medical marijuana reduces […] [Read More]
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Report: “CL&P was not prepared for an event of this size”

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The northeastern United States was struck by an unusual pre-Halloween snowstorm on October 29, 2011. The wet snow – more than 12 inches in some areas — stuck to the still leaf-laden trees bringing down limbs, branches and, in some cases, full trees. Fallen trees caused substantial damage to power lines, including some transmission lines, […] [Read More]
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Rising Poverty Rates Take a Toll on Two Generations

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The younger the parent and the younger the child, the more likely a family is to be poor, according to a new Child Trends report, Two Generations in Poverty: Status and Trends among Parents and Children in the United States, commissioned by Ascend: The Family Economic Security Program at the Aspen Institute. As policy makers […] [Read More]
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ConnCAN report cards for the 2010-2011 school year

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ConnCAN has released report cards for the 2010-2011 school year, in which more than 1,000 Connecticut schools and corresponding districts received letter grades based on student academic performance.* The report cards grade schools and districts across the state using students’ Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) performance in four categories: 1) […] [Read More]
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