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Monthly Archive for July, 2012

: July, 2012

Bridgeport’s new central office administrators: combined salary and consultant fees of over $1 million dollars.

by Jon Pelto from Wait, What What’s a million dollars between friends… (especially when taxpayers think cuts are being made). Anyone with a child in Bridgeport’s public schools
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Expanding Medicaid to low-income adults leads to improved health, fewer deaths

As states consider expansion following Supreme Court ruling on health reform, study shows significant benefits of covering more people A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) finds
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How Team Vallas Avoids Competitive Bidding

by Jon Pelto from Wait, What According to documents provided by City of Bridgeport employees, Paul Vallas, Bridgeport’s $229,000 Part-time Superintendent of Schools, or members of his senior staff,
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FeedIng Hungry America: It’s a SNAP!

Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization, is deeply concerned that the Farm Bill recently approved by the House Agriculture Committee would increase child hunger. The
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“It is not a conflict” says school board appointee whose family “wins” half a million dollar contract.

by Jon Pelto from Wait, What Not a Conflict says Malloy school board appointee whose family company will get 60 of 130 new preschool slots in Bridgeport. The Connecticut Post has picked up on the news
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Pullman & Comley and Career Resources Distribute Computers to Connecticut’s Unemployed

A personal computer is a valuable job search tool, but for the unemployed and underemployed, a home computer might not be affordable during their time of need. Local law firm Pullman & Comley donated
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Linda McMahon’s Tax Returns Show She Made $30.6 Million

Linda McMahon’s tax returns underscore her self-serving politics and show how the Republican millionaire is promoting policies that stand to benefit millionaires like herself. On Friday, McMahon
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Federal Stimulus Funds Saved Education Jobs

Education stimulus funds largely met the goal of saving or creating jobs for K-12 teachers and other education personnel, according to a summary of three years of survey research by the Center on
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Another Bysiewicz Disaster: Attack Ad Hits Wrong Murphy

Adding to a series of political missteps, Susan Bysiewicz today began airing an ad that takes aim at her rival for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, Congressman Murphy. The problem is,
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Why Cell Phone Use While Driving is Dangerous

It’s Not Just “Distracted Driving” 1. Cell phone users are driving with only one hand on the wheel, which is inherently dangerous and which means that: 2. Cell phone users don’t signal for turns and
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