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Murphy presses for action on mental health bill despite obstacles

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WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Murphy and Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana have bipartisan support for a bill that would reform the nation’s mental health system and are pressing for Senate action on the legislation. But they are facing hurdles common to those who push for change on Capitol Hill. Continue Reading →

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Common Core? Try common ground for Pelto, Visconti

Joe Visconti signs Jonathan Pelto's petition for a spot on the November ballot for governor. Pelto later signed Visconti's petition.

Coming from the left and right, the paths of two petitioning candidates for governor, Jonathan Pelto and Joe Visconti, intersected Wednesday outside a state Board of Education meeting, where a dozen people staged a protest of the Common Core curriculum standards. Continue Reading →

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