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More Americans Will Delay Retirement; Trend Will Help Bolster Social Security and Medicare

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An unprecedented upturn in the number of older Americans who delay retirement is likely to continue and even accelerate over the next two decades, a trend that should help ease the financial challenges facing both Social Security and Medicare, according to a new RAND Corporation study. While government projections suggest the number of older Americans […] [Read More]
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Debicella Deconstructed

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by Russell’s 10 on My Left Nutmeg: A while back, state senator Dan Debicella (R, Shelton) made the shocking claim that Fairfield county families got “nothing” from the stimulus. When an elected official says something so obviously wrong, so easily refuted by hundreds upon hundreds of data points in all media, and so stunningly ignorant […] [Read More]
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Strong Fundraising Support Continues for Malloy

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Has raised more than $600,000 in total; $160,045 in most recent quarter The Dan Malloy for Governor Campaign will file paperwork showing that Malloy has raised more than $600,000 since he first began exploring a run for Governor, including $160,045 in the first quarter of 2010. Malloy, a consistent proponent of clean elections, will participate […] [Read More]
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More McMahon Mayhem

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Courtesy of Daily Caller: You might almost forget it was only a few years ago that McMahon, reduced to a near-comatose state by her husband Vince’s public affair with WWE diva Trish Stratus, rose up from her wheelchair on Wrestlemania 17 to kick Vince in the balls. Now that McMahon wants a seat in the […] [Read More]
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Citizens’ Election Program Threatened

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Yesterday Governor Rell’s office released a compromise deficit mitigation plan which slashes another $10 million from the Citizens’ Election Fund. Over the past year and a half the Governor and the General Assembly have cut more than $38 million from the Citizens’ Election Program. This proposed additional threatens the viability of the program that Governor […] [Read More]
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Education Associations Raise Concerns About Federal Focus on Competitive Grant Programs

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Today, the Learning First Alliance, a partnership of 17 national education associations representing over ten million parents, educators and policymakers, released the following statement: “The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has been a critical instrument in the federal government’s efforts to promote equity in education. The Learning First Alliance (LFA) believes equity must remain […] [Read More]
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Health reform law likely to improve access to affordable coverage

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“Rather than asking whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) does everything to improve access and lower costs, we should ask how it compares with the status quo,” the American College of Physicians’ (ACP) senior public policy adviser said in a paper published online today in Annals of Internal Medicine, the flagship journal […] [Read More]
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Health Care Reform: Who Wins and Who Loses? Part I

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Myths and Facts by Maggie Mahar, a fellow at The Century Foundation, a public policy research organization This is the first in a series of commentary pieces that will try to dispel the myths and reveal the facts about the reform legislation. What will reform mean for insurers, hospitals, doctors, Medicare patients, seniors who are […] [Read More]
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