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September 4, 2018

Report: 40 Percent of Connecticut Households Can’t Afford Basic Needs

by Christine Stuart | Sep 4, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Business | Child Welfare | The Economy | Retail Sector | Nonprofits | Poverty

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut may be one of the wealthiest states per capita in the nation, but that doesn’t necessarily paint the entire picture.

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July 31, 2018

DOJ Warned of ‘Zero-Tolerance’ Harm to Children

by Peter Urban | Jul 31, 2018 5:02pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Immigration | Poverty | Public Safety | White House

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WASHINGTON — Before launching its “zero-tolerance” policy in April, the Trump Administration was warned that it could do serious harm to children separated from their parents at the border.

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July 13, 2018

DSS Reduces Average Wait To One And A Half Hours

by Christine Stuart | Jul 13, 2018 1:58pm
Posted to: Equality | Health Care | Labor | Legal | Public Health | Elderly Care | Poverty | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — The Department of Social Services average wait time for its call center improved slightly in June to 85 minutes, at the same time as the call abandonment rate increased from 57 to 58 percent.

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June 22, 2018

CT Lawmakers Head to Border After Immigration Bill Fails

by Peter Urban | Jun 22, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Ethics | Immigration | Poverty | White House

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Several Connecticut lawmakers say they will visit the Texas-Mexico border this week as debate over immigration policy heated up on Capitol Hill.

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June 17, 2018

Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | Jun 17, 2018 11:36pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Military Spending | National Security | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | White House

Key votes for the week ending Friday, June 15, 2018.

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June 13, 2018

Advocates Dissect Malloy’s Veto of School Expulsion Bill

by Jack Kramer | Jun 13, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Education | Equality | Legal | Poverty

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s decision to veto a bill that some felt would tackle classroom safety by allowing teachers to remove physically violent students prompted a spirited discussion Tuesday.

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June 8, 2018

DeLauro: Trump Policy is ‘Child Abuse’

by Peter Urban | Jun 8, 2018 3:59am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Ethics | Immigration | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | White House

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Representative Rosa DeLauro this week slammed President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions over a “zero-tolerance” policy that is separating children from parents who cross the border unlawfully calling it “child abuse” and “immoral at its core.”

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June 1, 2018

OP-ED | 4,645 American Citizens Died, And We Shrugged

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 1, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Consumer Protection | Equality | Opinion | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Weather | White House

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Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico a year ago, but since then most of us here on the mainland have dreamed the disaster away. Here’s something to wake us up: instead of the government’s announced death toll of 64, a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine estimated a staggering 4,645 people were killed by the hurricane or its aftereffects.

Will you remember now?

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Survey Disputes Puerto Rico’s Official Death Toll for Hurricane Maria

by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Equality | Health Care | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Weather | White House

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A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine claims officials in Puerto Rico dramatically downplayed the death toll from Hurricane Maria.

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May 22, 2018

ANALYSIS | Healthcare Questions for Connecticut’s Next Governor

by Ellen Andrews | May 22, 2018 10:15am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Child Welfare | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Election 2018 | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | Member Opinion | Public Health | Poverty

How will Connecticut’s next governor fix the state’s healthcare system?

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