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25 Eye-Popping Infographics on Global Healthcare Costs and Quality

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Reposted from the original by permission. Health care politics aside, Americans and their global neighbors cannot expect immediate changes in healthcare disparities, poverty levels, infant mortality or cost and quality comparisons overnight. This list was compiled to remind readers about global health care costs and quality of care across the globe, with a special emphasis […] [Read More]
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DODD, LIEBERMAN ANNOUNCE $68,780 FIRE GRANT FOR HAWLEYVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

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Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) announced today that the Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company will receive $68,780 in fire grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) under the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funds will go towards the purchase of personal protective equipment for the company’s volunteer […] [Read More]
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Industry Group Claims Electric Industry Restructuring In Connecticut Is Working

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New England was one of the first regions to restructure the industry that generates, transmits and delivers electricity. By the late 1990s, all of the New England states, except Vermont, passed legislation to move toward competitive retail markets. Likewise, in 1999, a regional competitive wholesale electricity market was launched. A 2006 New England Energy Alliance […] [Read More]
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Bar Cars NOT Endangered

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by Jim Cameron, Chairman CT Metro-North Rail Commuter Council “Advocates for better rail services in CT” “Never let the facts get in the way of a good story”. This old newsroom mantra apparently was the rule when the NY Times yesterday ignored the facts and presented the headline… “One for the Road? Bar Cars May […] [Read More]
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DODD FIGHTS TO SAVE CONNECTICUT’S TEACHING JOBS

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Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, is an original cosponsor of the Keep Our Educators Working Act, legislation that would create a $23 billion “Education Jobs Fund” to support a variety of education positions, including teachers, principals, librarians, and counselors. He issued the following […] [Read More]
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Report on the Latest Education Research

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Below is a summary of some of the most interesting research published in the last few weeks. More complete detail may be found by clicking on each link. More reports, and new reports as they become available can be found here. The most interesting reports to me were the two below on writing: New Report […] [Read More]
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BILL REQUIRING ELECTRONIC FILING OF BUSINESS RECORDS PASSES HOUSE

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A bill passed by the House Wednesday equires businesses registered in the state to file their annual reports online with the Secretary of the State’s Office. House Majority Leader Denise Merrill (D-Mansfield, Chaplin) praised the bill. “This bill will save hundreds of thousands of dollars for not only the state but also businesses,” Rep. Merrill […] [Read More]
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Glassman proposes tuition freeze to keep Conn. competitive in new jobs creation

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UConn Law graduate Mary Glassman returned to her alma mater yesterday for the Gubernatorial debate hosted by the University of Connecticut and the UConn School of Law to outline her plan for Connecticut higher education. Top among her proposals is a tuition freeze for in-state students attending Connecticut’s community and technical colleges, the Connecticut State […] [Read More]
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