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Jonathan Kantrowitz

How the Mininum Wage Increase Affects Women and Families

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Source: CT’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women Executive Director Teresa Younger “The increase to $10.10 will affect women more than it does men. According to the Economic Policy Institute, 80,000 Connecticut women are directly affected (as compared with 60,000 men) and 46,000 women (as opposed to 41,000 men) are indirectly affected. “That’s about […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Poised to Pass Nation’s First $10.10 Minimum Wage

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Source: National Employment Law Project The Connecticut General Assembly is expected to approve on Wednesday a proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, making Connecticut the first state in the country to follow President Obama’s call for states and cities to move ahead of Congress and raise the minimum wage. In […] [Read More]
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End to NSA Phone Sweep Creates New Privacy Threat

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by Stephen B. Wicker. a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University and the author of “Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy.” “President Obama’s proposals contain some positive elements. It appears that the NSA will no longer be in the business of the bulk collection of cellular metadata. This unwarranted collection, literally […] [Read More]
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President’s 2015 Budget Request Makes Progress Towards Effective, Efficient Military

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SOURCE Stimson Center President Barack Obama’s budget request for fiscal year 2015 makes significant progress in cutting excess overhead costs and focusing resources in areas critical to national security, according to an assessment released by the Stimson Center. The assessment examines how well the president’s budget incorporates the recommendations of a panel of 17 distinguished […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research

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This is good news for me: Only small number of symptomatic side effects reported in those taking statins are actually attributable to statins At a time when the wider prescription of statins is under renewed public scrutiny, a substantial analysis of placebo-controlled randomized trials of statins has found that only a small minority of side […] [Read More]
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Fairfield County Restaurants Updated Lists

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I have updated my very popular Restaurants for Sale/Lease listings with many new listings. I have also added new listings and links to my comprehensive lists (perfect for bookmarking) of restaurants: Bridgeport Restaurants Fairfield Restaurants Westport Restaurants Norwalk Restaurants New Canaan Restaurants Stamford Restaurants Greenwich Restaurants [Read More]
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An overwhelming majority support mandatory paid sick leave laws, economic effect minimal

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Source: FindLaw.com An overwhelming majority of Americans support a growing number of laws that provide mandatory paid sick leave for workers. That’s according to a new survey from FindLaw.com, the most popular legal information website. In April, New York City will become the latest city to implement mandatory sick leave. Businesses with 20 or more […] [Read More]
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SNAP Benefit Cut Has Worsened Hardships for Low-Income Families

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Source: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Average SNAP (formerly food stamp) benefits fell by about 7 percent due to last November’s expiration of the temporary benefit increase in the 2009 Recovery Act. This reduction will have a powerful impact on low-income households’ ability to afford adequate food — and on local economies. Most […] [Read More]
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My Recent Blog Posts – Yesterday and Today!

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My Bad Knees 1277 pageviews – 46 posts, last published on Mar 11, 2014 Education Research Report 326866 pageviews – 2751 posts, last published on Mar 11, 2014 – 17 followers Soccer and Baseball Queue 2807 pageviews – 129 posts, last published on Mar 11, 2014 – 1 follower Complementary and Alternative Medicine 4177 pageviews […] [Read More]
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Federal Judge Declares ICE’s Nationwide Shackling Policy Unconstitutional

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Source: Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School U.S. Judge Michael Ponsor declared the government’s nationwide policy of shackling detainees during immigration court proceedings unconstitutional, calling it an affront to a person’s dignity. Even the safety considerations cited by the government did not provide it with “unlimited authority” to shackle, wrote Judge […] [Read More]
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