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The Prevention and Public Health Fund needs to be fully supported

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Two years ago, the federal government made a historic investment in turning the country’s sick care system into a true health care system by creating the Prevention and Public Health Fund. The fund needs to be fully supported to effectively impact the nation’s ability to control health care costs and ensure this generation is not […] [Read More]
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Romney Is No Moderate

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He can’t etch-a-sketch away his full-throated support for extreme right wing positions: [Read More]
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“Collective Bargaining Makes Boosting Student Performance Impossible”

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by Jon Pelto from Wait, What ConnCAN, the Connecticut charter school lobby group, has a new flyer (see link below) claiming that collective bargaining and unions “will not only make it impossible to enact reforms necessary to boost student performance, but it will likely prevent the most promising local and national leaders from choosing to […] [Read More]
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Himes Crows About His Vote For A Bad Budget

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From Jim Himes: Himes Votes for Only Bipartisan Budget Continues support for a long-term budget that puts America on a path toward fiscal sustainability WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) continued his push this week for a balanced, long-term federal budget plan with his support of the Cooper-LaTourette Budget Amendment. This plan was the only budget […] [Read More]
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Two of the best recent videos

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Health News Report

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More articles than those linked to here and complete reports on those linked to here are available here: Health News Report. My last report is here. Lots of interesting stuff in the last 3 weeks: I’m ordering this today from Amazon (really, I am!) Scientists today reported striking new evidence that green, or unroasted, coffee […] [Read More]
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My Way or the Highway?

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by Jon Pelto from Wait, What (links added) Yesterday, one of country’s most radical “education reformers” told Governor Malloy that if he can’t get his “Education Reform” bill back to its original language, he should “just veto S.B. 24. Period. It’s not worth signing.”. RiShawn Biddle then went on to tell Malloy that he “should […] [Read More]
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Dan Malloy and The National Forces Pushing for Education Reform

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by Jon Pelto from Wait, What National “Education Reform” Leader instructs Malloy that if he can’t get SB24 back to its original language he should; “…just veto S.B. 24. Period. It’s not worth signing. Malloy should then work with reformers on running candidates to primary the legislature’s education committee co-chairs.” – RiShawn Biddle 3/27/12 As […] [Read More]
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How To Rescue Health Reform From The Supreme Court

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by Robert Reich: ….Those who are opposing the law say a requirement that individuals contract with private insurance companies isn’t regulation of interstate commerce. It’s coercion of individuals. Unhappily for Obama and the Democrats, most Americans don’t seem to like the individual mandate very much anyway. Many on the political right believe it a threat […] [Read More]
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“DON’T SELL OUT COMMUTERS FOR PRIVATE DEVELOPERS”

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The 1500 daily parkers at the Stamford train station are facing years of chaos, and perhaps a lifetime of disappointment, if the CT Dept. of Transportation mishandles the upcoming replacement of the old parking garage. Aside from many months of demolition and construction mayhem, there is the very real chance that CDOT will sell out […] [Read More]
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