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CBO Releases Newest Estimates on ACA Costs – $104 Billion saved

On April 14 the Congressional Budget Office released an updated estimate on the costs of the coverage provisions in the Affordable Care Act as well as updating the ACA’s overall budgetary impact. The news is good – the CBO and … Continue reading →

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Report: Connecticut Among Few States That Penalize Families with Children in its Tax System

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Tue, 2014-04-15

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bud14familytaxrel.pdf

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Pro-Family Tax Reform in Connecticut: A Roadmap for Improvement

Wade Gibson, J.D.

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Medicare Data Dump Ups Transparency

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released millions of records on Wednesday tracing $77 billion in Medicare payments to physicians, drug testing companies and other practitioners in 2012. The information was released as part of an overall effort to … Continue reading →

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The Changing Landscape of Latino America

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http://wnpr.org/post/changing-landscape-latino-america

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WNPR FM

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Fri, 2014-03-28

Orlando Rodriguez was interviewed on WNPR's Where We Live program on the challenges facing Latino families in Connecticut

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Questions (and answers) about CT’s new girls’ incarceration unit

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http://ctmirror.org/questions-and-answers-about-cts-new-girls-detention-unit/

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CT Mirror

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Mon, 2014-04-07

Story on new DCF facility for girls cited concerns expressed in CT Voices' issue brief on the subject

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Most Charter Schools in Connecticut Are "Hyper-Segregated"

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http://wnpr.org/post/most-charter-schools-connecticut-are-hyper-segregated

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WNPR FM

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Wed, 2014-04-09

Radio news story on CT Voices' report on enrollment in school choice programs

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Report Warns Of “Hyper-Segregated” Charters

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http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/ct_voices_for_childr...

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New Haven Independent

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Wed, 2014-04-09

Story on CT Voices report on school choice programs

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Choice Watch: Diversity and Access in Connecticut's School Choice Programs

Robert Cotto, Jr., Ed.M.

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MomsRising & State Legislators Team Up to Shine A Light On The High Cost Of Low Wages & Benefits For Families

Today, as part of the National Week of Action, 12 state legislators are participating in a Blog Carnival sponsored by MomsRising. State legislators from across the country are blogging about economic security issues important to America's working. From Arizona to Massachusetts, state legislators are taking action on the need to guarantee paid family leave and earned sick days, as well as raise the minimum wage.