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CT’s Income Tax Not Causing People To Leave

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Governor Malloy is afraid that taxing the rich will cause then to leave Connecticut. anew report says: State “Income Migration” Claims Are Deeply Flawed: Some proponents of state income tax cuts are making highly inaccurate claims about the impact of interstate migration patterns on states with relatively high income taxes based on a misleading reading […] [Read More]
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The Connecticut State Standards for English Language Arts are much more rigorous than the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and have a strong and deep research base that is totally lacking with the Common Core

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From Wait, What by Jonathan Pelto (Guest post by Ann Policelli Cronin) The old adage “If something seems too good to be true, maybe that’s because it is” came to mind as I read Jennifer Alexander’s Op-Ed (“Don’t let misinformation destroy the promise of the Common Core”, October 9, 2014)Read here. In it, she said […] [Read More]
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Head Start programs help low-income parents, especially African-Americans, improve their educational status

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Source: Northwestern University Head Start programs may help low-income parents improve their educational status, according to a new study by Northwestern University researchers. The study is one of the first to examine whether a child’s participation in the federal program benefits mothers and fathers – in particular parents’ educational attainment and employment. “Studies on early […] [Read More]
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Poverty Rate Declines, Number of Poor Unchanged, Based on Supplemental Measure of Poverty

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau More poor in Connecticut than the official poverty rate The nation’s poverty rate was 15.5 percent in 2013, down from 16.0 percent in 2012, according to the supplemental poverty measure released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2013 rate was higher than the official measure of 14.5 percent, but similarly […] [Read More]
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Latino Voters and the 2014 Midterm Elections: Geography, Close Races and Views of Social Issues

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Source: Pew Research Center A record 25.2 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2014 midterm elections, making up, for the first time, 11% of all eligible voters nationwide, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data. But despite a growing national presence, in many states with close Senate and […] [Read More]
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States with a large minority population tend to incarcerate more people, have worse conditions of confinement and tougher policies toward juvenile

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Source: Rice University New research from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy found that states with a large minority population tend to incarcerate more people. According to lead author Katharine Neill, states with large African-American populations are more likely to have harsher incarceration practices, worse conditions of confinement and tougher policies toward juveniles compared […] [Read More]
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The job market for new college graduates is red hot

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Source: Michigan State University After several years of modest growth, hiring is expected to jump a whopping 16 percent for newly minted degree-holders in 2014-15, according to key findings from Recruiting Trends. The annual survey, by Michigan State University economist Phil Gardner, is the nation’s largest with nearly 5,700 companies responding. “Employers are recruiting new […] [Read More]
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Must See Video On Wolves and Ecology In Yellowstone

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Was This Really Necessary?

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I-95 Northbound between exits 13 and 15 was shutdown for 9 hours Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, the result of a state trooper fatally shooting a man who stabbed numerous people aboard a tour bus. Do State Police take into consideration the massive inconvenience to travelers when they close highways for long periods of time? [Read More]
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Why No National Democratic Ads On Success On Unemployment, Jobs, Economy?

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SOURCE Robert Weiner Associates National Democratic strategist Robert Weiner, who was a Clinton White House spokesman and senior staff for Congressmen Conyers, Rangel, Pepper, and Koch, has been on a mission this week asking, “Where are national Democratic ads on successes including unemployment, jobs, and the economy? “The silence is deafening.” Weiner said. “The sad […] [Read More]
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