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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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My Grandfather’s First? Car

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The Connecticut. Dept. of Motor Vehicles has put its old vehicle registration on-line. Here are two vehicles registered to my grandfather: Connecticut motor vehicle register (Volume 1915:May/June-Aug.) : 2423 __ Oldsmobile 60637, .’07, 1000 lbs. Julius Schine, 697 Pemborke St., Bridgeport Connecticut motor vehicle register (Volume 1918): 8245 Rco Com F ’17 13040 Julius Schine, […] [Read More]
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More On Mitt’s Secrets

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Romney’s Secrets

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$18.3M In Longevity Payments Go To State Employees

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Some time ago Jon Pelto wrote that only non-union state employees would get longevity payments this spring. That wasn’t true: From CT News Junkie $18.3M In Longevity Payments Go To State Employees by Christine Stuart | Apr 16, 2012 12:49pm (Updated 2:49 p.m.) This week, 29,789 state employees who have worked for the state for […] [Read More]
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What’s a GNESPA?

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As Jon Pelto details, here, it is a registered lobbyist in Connecticut. But if it legally exists at all, it is clearly a cover front for Michelle Rhee’s StudentFirst. In fact if you go to GNESPA’s website: www.GNEPSA.org the fiction is so transparent that you find yourself transported immediately to StudentFirst’s Connecticut website. and on […] [Read More]
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Most Americans, Including Romney Supporters, Favor Higher Tax on Rich, Survey Finds

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President Barack Obama lately has been arguing for increased taxes on the rich through his proposed “Buffet Rule,” which would ensure that millionaires and billionaires pay a minimum effective tax rate of 30 percent on their income. But how do Americans view raising taxes on the rich? It turns out most support such a move, […] [Read More]
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Charter schools spend more on administration than public schools

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While charter school advocates criticize public school bureaucracies as bloated and wasteful, it turns out that charters spend more on administration and less on instruction than traditional public schools, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University scholar. The study, which examines school spending in Michigan, found that charter schools spend nearly […] [Read More]
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Is Malloy Bluffing?

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by Jon Pelto from Wait What? Governor Dannel Malloy came out of a closed-door meeting with local elected officials yesterday and put it all the line. The Governor could not have been any clearer then when he told the city and town leaders from Connecticut’s lowest achieving school districts DO NOT COUNT ON THE $40 […] [Read More]
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Pew: States Rely Heavily on Tax Incentives, but Few Evaluate Whether They Work

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Every state offers tax incentives to attract, retain, and expand businesses and jobs. But no state ensures that policy makers rely on good evidence about whether these investments deliver a strong return, according to a new report by the Pew Center on the States. The study comes at a time when most states are trying […] [Read More]
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