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Large majority of Americans understand global warming

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Confirms findings of another poll released two days ago Three out of four Americans believe that the Earth has been gradually warming as the result of human activity and want the government to institute regulations to stop it, according to a new survey by researchers at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University. […] [Read More]
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Medicare and Medicaid Are NOT Like Social Security

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by Greg Anrig, vice president for programs and policy at The Century Foundation – – – – In an otherwise admirable New York Times article about how deficit fears have impeded an adequate response to persistently high unemployment, David Leonhardt writes: “The federal government has promised to pay out vastly more in Medicare, Medicaid and […] [Read More]
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Battling Nuclear Proliferation Goes Beyond Sanctions

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by Jeffrey Laurenti, a senior fellow and director of foreign policy programs at The Century Foundation – – – – “If I had known it was going to be this popular, I would have done this a long time ago,” President John F. Kennedy is said to have joked with aides when enthusiastic audiences cheered […] [Read More]
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Graduation Data Reveal Dropout Crisis in Connecticut

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86.8 percent of white students graduated in four years, 66.2 percent of African American students, 58.1 percent of Hispanic students Today, the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) released its fourth annual comparison of official high school graduation rates calculated by the Connecticut State Department of Education and independent rates calculated by Education Week’s Diplomas […] [Read More]
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New campaign finance disclosure law is signed

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Governor M. Jodi Rell has signed into law a campaign finance disclosure bill, HB 5471, which requires the CEO of a corporation, or top five donors to a PAC, sponsoring a political ad to do a “I am so and so and I approved this message” addition to the ad. Print or TV requires an […] [Read More]
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“Rell, intent on breaking the world record for vetoes and dumbass moves”

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Good post from A Public Defender: Rell, intent on breaking the world record for vetoes and dumbass moves as Governor before she leaves office this year (can that day come soon enough? I say no), vetoed yet another important criminal justice bill yesterday. The bill, which would have created a sentencing commission to evaluate the […] [Read More]
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STATE EMPLOYEE TELECOMMUTING LAW GETS CONNECTICUT IN THE “ENVIRONMENTAL FAST LANE”

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State public service workers will be empowered to save taxpayer dollars through reduced fuel costs, increased productivity, and conserve resources under bill signed by Governor Rell A bill that implements long-overdue improvements to telecommuting policies for Connecticut State employees that was passed by the General Assembly in the final weeks of the 2010 legislative session […] [Read More]
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Fair Pay in the Workplace? Voters Strongly Support It, Congress Should Too

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Imagine lost earnings equaling $431,000 over a worker’s lifetime. In the United States, the pay gap between women and men translates to that amount, or $10,622 less per year in earnings for women. As we approach the 47th anniversary of passage of the Equal Pay Act on Thursday, June 10, a new national survey question […] [Read More]
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