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University of Bridgeport to Grow Jobs

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The “CTech IncUBator” is a partnership between Connecticut Innovations (CI), the state’s quasi-public authority for technology investing and innovation development, and the University of Bridgeport (UB). To be based at UB, the CTech IncUBator will be Fairfield County’s first and only university-based incubator for high-tech start-ups. CTech IncUBator offices will be located on the UB […] [Read More]
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Governor’s Agents Storm Out After Failing to Produce Analysis of Impact to Services, Costs to Pension Plan of Latest Retirement Incentive

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Rell Administration representatives abruptly left a planned meeting with leaders of the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) to discuss the governor’s latest Early Retirement Incentive Program (ERIP). Union leaders noted that the governor’s plan could cost taxpayers over $1 billion dollars while decimating state services, and pressed for responses to cost savings proposals they […] [Read More]
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DELAURO APPLAUDS WELLPOINT DECISION TO END RESCISSION PRACTICES

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Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-3) issued the following statement in response to Wellpoint, Inc. announcement that the company will implement provisions included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which calls for an end to rescissions, on May 1. According to published reports last week, Wellpoint used a computer program to identify women currently […] [Read More]
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HOUSE PASSES CHILDREN IN RECESSION BILL

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Connecticut Is First In Nation To Address Issue With Legislation The nation’s first state legislation that addresses the needs of children impacted by an economic recession was passed overwhelmingly Tuesday by the Connecticut House of Representatives. “This legislation goes to the heart of critical areas such as hunger, housing and employment opportunities for families impacted […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research

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Previous health research posts: April 21 April 13 April 1 March 9 February 20 February 3 January 15 So many new research reports have come out this week that I’m doing a new report much sooner than usual (click on links for details.) Lots of research on what’s good for you: . Vitamin D and […] [Read More]
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Bysiewicz Releases Final Reports on Independent Audit of November 2009 Municipal Election Results and Memory Cards

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Independent Analysis By UConn Computer Science Experts Shows Accuracy of Optical Scan Machine Counts Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and Dr. Alex Shvartsman of the University of Connecticut’s Voting Technology Research Center (VoTeR Center) announced the results of three reports that confirmed the security and accuracy of Connecticut’s November 2009 Municipal elections. “My office […] [Read More]
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TAX-FREE HEALTH COVERAGE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS UNDER 27

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Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) announced today that, as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, health coverage for an employee’s children under 27 years of age is now tax-free to the employee, effective March 30, 2010. “Under the new health care law, parents will now be able to have their children covered […] [Read More]
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Himes Votes to Block 2011 Congressional Pay Raise, Gives Back $90K in Operational Expenses to Taxpayers

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Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) has helped pass legislation that will block a previously-set 2011 pay raise for Members of Congress. The legislation is expected to save the taxpayers $1 million, and an identical bill passed the Senate last week. Himes has championed fiscal responsibility and personal accountability for lawmakers throughout his tenure in Congress. In […] [Read More]
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