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And the Winners Keep On Coming: Honoring Some “Active” Citizens!

Consistent with Yankee’s conviction that a healthy state depends on an engaged, informed citizenry, Yankee Institute is honoring two outstanding citizen activists as part of our 30th anniversary celebration! The co-winners of the

Citizen Activist Award – For leaders whose tenacity and devotion to principle have shaped public opinion and effected change in significant and positive ways

are

Gwen Samuel, founder of Connecticut Parents’ Union, in recognition of her work to reform our school system so that all Connecticut children receive a quality education; and

Cathy Ludlum, for her tireless advocacy on behalf of workers’ rights.

House passes police transparency bill after overnight debate

Meeting in special session, the Connecticut House of Representatives yesterday voted on an eclectic range of bills, with the most controversial centering on police reform and voting changes. Protesters outside the Capitol included unionized nursing home workers and teachers; police; self-designated representatives of Black Lives Matter; and the ACLU.   The session began with Representatives testing technology and working out technical bugs. Most representatives connected to session electronically from their ...

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CMS deals blow to unions that had been automatically deducting dues from Medicaid-paid home healthcare workers

Home Care Daily highlights a report from the Yankee Institute on union deductions.

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