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Jonathan Kantrowitz

LET’S PROTECT KIDS FROM CHEMICALS

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Source: Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut Senate Bill 126 AAC Children’s Exposure to Chemicals would authorize the Department of Public Health to begin compiling a list of chemicals that are found to pose health and/or developmental hazards in children. On Wednesday, April 30th, the Vermont House approved a bill that is very similar […] [Read More]
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My Recent Blog Posts

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My blogs: American Mating Habits Archaeology News Report Art History News Bears, Wolves And Ecology Children’s Health and Welfare Dental News Report Education Research Report Health News Report Small classes can have an important and lasting impact on student achievement Jonathan Kantrowitz at Education Research Report – 2 hours ago Small classes, especially in the […] [Read More]
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Highway Tolls?

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“Tolls will provide our state with an annual revenue stream of hundreds-of-millions, paid, in a significant measure, by out-of-state drivers. This is the answer to the state’s declining gas tax revenues and will allow us to reduce Connecticut’s high gas tax rates. As cars get more efficient, gas tax receipts go down. Tolls, especially border […] [Read More]
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New Construction on Stratford Avenue

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Source: Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust Bridgeport’s East End has been dormant with no significant construction for more than 30 years, but with the State awarding capital funding to build a mixed use building at 1803 Stratford Avenue, Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust (BNT) threw a celebration! The new construction on Stratford Avenue will revitalize the existing neighborhood, create […] [Read More]
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Critical Need for Advertising Restrictions to Limit E-Cigarettes’ Appeal to Youth

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SOURCE: Legacy A new report titled Vaporized: E-Cigarettes, Advertising, and Youth by Legacy, examines the recent rise of e-cigarette use among youth, and the entry of the major tobacco companies into the e-cigarette market. Legacy, the nation’s largest public health foundation devoted to achieving a culture where all youth and young adults reject tobacco, released […] [Read More]
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Reports show strong economic gains from fishing, continued improvement in fish stocks

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Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. commercial and recreational saltwater fishing generated more than $199 billion in sales in 2012, a gain of seven percent over the previous year, with the economic impact of fishing jobs increasing three percent from 2011 to 2012, according to a new NOAA Fisheries economics report. Further, two […] [Read More]
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Greenwich superintendent misleading parents

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by Jon Pelto from Wait, What< /strong> Instead of fulfilling their legal, moral and ethical duty as a superintendent of a public school system in Connecticut, yet another public school superintendent has decided to join the Malloy’s administration’s ongoing efforts to mislead Connecticut parents into thinking that they do not have a right to opt […] [Read More]
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More than 413 Connecticut Bridges Need Structural Repair, New Analysis Find

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SOURCE American Road & Transportation Builders Association An analysis of the 2013 National Bridge Inventory database released this month by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) shows cars, trucks and school buses cross Connecticut’s 413 structurally compromised bridges 6,249,770 times every day. The problem could get a lot worse, the chief economist for the American […] [Read More]
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Raise the federal gasoline tax five cents a year for the next five years to repair bridges and highways

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Source: U.S. on Highway to Flunking Out, by Barry Ritholtz Roads are crumbling, bridges are collapsing, and what was once considered one of the greatest achievements of any government anywhere has fallen into embarrassing disrepair… How did this happen? Credit a combination of benign neglect and anti-tax ideology run amok. … Since 1993, the U.S. […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research Part II

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More benefits from my daily aspirin regimen: Aspirin can reduce colorectal cancer risks Weather has reduced my 3 times a week soccer game to twice a week lately – but I’m looking forward to resuming 3 times a week and adding bike-riding and kayaking as the weather improves: 1. Exercise Keeps Hippocampus Healthy in People […] [Read More]
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