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Hispanics, Catholics Praise Health Care Passage

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Hispanics: “Tonight, the U.S. House of Representatives showed they have heard the voice of America’s families by passing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and sending it to the President for signature,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation’s leading Hispanic health advocacy group. […] [Read More]
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Two days before deadline, ConnCAN analyzes need for new teacher, principal laws

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Two days before the deadline for the legislature’s Education Committee to pass two critical bills regarding Connecticut’s system for certifying and evaluating teachers and principals, the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) has releases a new issue brief, “Teachers, Principals & Race to the Top,” detailing the broken system and underscoring the need for change. […] [Read More]
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Lamont Outlines Plan to Bring Down Connecticut Business Costs

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Following up on his comments at last week’s debate, Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont has elaborated on his plan to create jobs in Connecticut by lowering the cost of doing business here. “By now, we’ve all heard the disappointing comments made by UTC’s chief financial officer that ‘anyplace outside Connecticut’ is lower cost for […] [Read More]
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Crack/Powder Cocaine Sentencing Disparity

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Statement of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund: Last night the Senate passed S. 1789, The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, concerning the racially discriminatory disparity in the treatment of the crack and powder forms of cocaine. Although the Senate passed legislation concerning the crack/powder sentencing disparity, it refused to completely eliminate that unjustified […] [Read More]
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What in the world is Rudy Marconi talking about?

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CT News Junkie has the story: Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi…said paid sick leave is a tough issue. “I believe yes, people do deserve the right to have paid sick leave,” he said. “If we want paid sick leave for people we need to sit down and figure out a way to fund it. We […] [Read More]
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Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)

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Bailout of financial institutions other than AIG will result in a profit. The CBO has released the third of its reports on transactions undertaken as part on the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) . CBO currently estimates that the cost to the government of the TARP’s transactions—including investments, grants, and loans—completed, outstanding, and anticipated will […] [Read More]
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Without Reform, Family Health Care Spending To Skyrocket; 34% Increase By 2015, 79% By 2020

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Number of uninsured Americans could grow by 10 million in just five years * Read the report: The Cost of Failure to Enact Health Reform Without significant reform to the current health care system, the number of uninsured Americans could grow by 10 million people in just five years, and spending on government health care […] [Read More]
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Fixing No Child Left Behind

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By Gordon A. MacInnes, a fellow at The Century Foundation, a public policy research organization. The federal government pays 90 percent of the bill for interstate highways, and even secessionist states such as Texas and South Carolina go along with its specifications for lane width, signage, and speed limits. Now, the Obama Administration seeks to […] [Read More]
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