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CT Golden Years: Elder, Disabled Advocates Vow Continued Fight After Legislature Passes Forced Unionization Bill

May 12, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Elder, Disabled Advocates Vow Continued Fight After Legislature Passes Forced Unionization Bill

The state Legislature bailed out Gov. Dannel Malloy’s efforts to force unionization on day care and home care workers for the disabled and elderly, but that doesn’t mean the issue is decided. State Sen. Joe Markley, R-Southington, and the Yankee Institute for Public Policy both have vowed to continue the fight against forced unionization...

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CT Golden Years: Euthanasia, Death Penalty for Connecticut’s Seniors?

May 2, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Euthanasia, Death Penalty for Connecticut’s Seniors?

In April Connecticut officially abolished the death penalty for people convicted of murder, making it the 17th US state to do so, even though a majority of state residents wanted to keep it intact. But as one class of residents gets a reprieve, another class may be vulnerable to continuing efforts across the country...

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Seniors Piling Up Credit Card Debt In Golden Years

May 2, 2012
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Not so long ago debt “was a four-letter word when spoken in the same breath as “retirement.” Before waltzing into their golden years, older Americans paid off their loans, then celebrated by burning the mortgage. How things have changed! Now a third of folks 65 and older have a mortgage vs. 20% two decades...

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CT Golden Years: Opponents of Unionized Day Care, Home Care Aides Demonstrate at Capitol Press Conference

April 25, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Opponents of Unionized Day Care, Home Care Aides Demonstrate at Capitol Press Conference

A press conference that was intended to show support for a legislative proposal obliging day care workers and home-care aides who receive state funds to unionize, turned into a raucous anti-union demonstration at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford today. The aim of the press conference, which was sponsored by the Permanent Commission on...

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