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House Dems Blast Cantor Tax Giveaway

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The Republican-controlled U.S. House passed a bill today, backed by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), that would supposedly grant small businesses a 20 percent tax cut. However the bill would actually be a $46 billion giveaway to the rich. The bill was approved on a 235-173 vote, with 18 Democrats voting in favor and […] [Read More]
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The Bridgeport-Norwalk-Stamford Area Ranks First Out of 100 U.S. Metro Areas

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According to a new Brookings Institution Report First in Zoning Restrictions First in Economic Segregation First in Housing Cost Gap and First in Test Score Gap (between low-income and middle/high income students) Wow! First in all 4 categories measured! The underlying paper argues that exclusionary zoning is the major factor contributing to the test score […] [Read More]
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Eric Cantor Doesn’t Say There Is Anti-Semitism in Congress

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But his silence pretty strongly says there is: [Read More]
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Understanding How “Education Reform” “Protects” Teachers

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by Jon Pelto from Wait, What The Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now, Inc (ConnCAN) and the other groups pushing Governor Malloy’s “Education Reform” bill continue to claim that a vital portion of the bill is the “Commissioner’s Network” in which Connecticut’s Commissioner of Education is given unprecedented powers to take over up to 25 schools, […] [Read More]
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54 National Park Areas Jeopardized Under Bogus “National Security” Bill Advancing in U.S. House

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Legislation pending in the U.S. House of Representatives that is being falsely touted as improving U.S. border security would instead “have the potential to devastate 54 of America’s national parks, historic sites, national monuments and other popular park icons and negatively impact the nation’s economy,” according to a warning issued today by the Coalition of […] [Read More]
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REPUBLICANS SLASH PROGRAM THAT FEEDS CHILDREN AND SENIORS

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Yesterday, the House Agriculture Committee marked up a bill to meet the instructions in the House Majority’s recently passed budget to cut $33.2 billion from programs in its jurisdiction over ten years. The Republicans proposed and reported out a bill that would take all of the funding cuts from the food stamp program, ignoring all […] [Read More]
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