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Connecticut can avoid deep budget cuts to programs supporting children and families

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Source: Connecticut Voices for Children Connecticut can avoid deep budget cuts to programs supporting children and families by fixing tax inequities and waste, according to a new report, “Funding Our Future: Child and Family Friendly Revenue Options,” from Connecticut Voices for Children. The report, which outlines a series of revenue options that could prevent harmful […] [Read More]
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BPA exposure linked to autism spectrum disorder, study reports

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Source: Rowan University A newly published study is the first to report an association between bisphenol-A (BPA), a common plasticizer used in a variety of consumer food and beverage containers, with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children. The study, by researchers at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School […] [Read More]
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Buying Public Policy in CT – Corporate Education Reform Industry’s spends $6.8+ million and counting

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by Jonathan Pelto from Wait, What The uncomfortable truth is that Governor Dannel Malloy and key members of the Connecticut General Assembly continue to side with the Corporate Education Reform Industry rather than with Connecticut’s students, parents, teachers, public schools and taxpayers. The most recent indicator of the warped approach being taken by Connecticut’s “political […] [Read More]
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Phthalates potentially alter levels of a pregnancy hormone that influences sex development

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Source: UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOLS OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES Exposure to hormone-altering chemicals called phthalates – which are found in many plastics, foods and personal care products – early in pregnancy is associated with a disruption in an essential pregnancy hormone and adversely affects the masculinization of male genitals in the baby, according to research […] [Read More]
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The Connecticut Wage Theft Crisis

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Source: Unidad Latina en Accion Workers rallied at the Connecticut Legislative Office Building today to release a new report and testify on the failure of Connecticut laws to protect workers from wage theft. Every year, Connecticut workers lose millions of dollars in unpaid wages. Law-abiding businesses, tax payers and working families pay a high cost […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research

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The numbers are in: As many as 2 in 3 smokers will die from their habit Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 2 days ago A large Australian study of more than 200,000 people has provided independent confirmation that up to two in every three smokers will die from their habit if they continue […] [Read More]
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Review of 169 municipal websites: Basic election information lacking

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Source: Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Today, the Connecticut Citizen Election Audit released a study evaluating election information provided to voters in all 169 municipalities across Connecticut. Information was collected by volunteer evaluators in the days just prior to the 2014 November election. Citizen Audit spokesperson Luther Weeks stated, “Many towns do not provide the information […] [Read More]
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Give 16, 17-Year-Olds The Right to Vote

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Source: The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) – a non-partisan research center on youth engagement based at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service – is expressing public support for initiatives to lower the […] [Read More]
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