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Malloy’s executive order leads to raise in some day-care wages

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced an agreement Thursday that will provide the first general wage increase in a dozen years for family child care providers under Connectiut Care 4 Kids for program, a deal he helped set in motion with an controversial executive order enabling union representation of the providers. The agreement, which provides for rate increases of three percent over four years, is subject to approval by the union, CSEA/SEIU Local 2001, and a vote of the General Assembly.

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Miles Rapoport named national president of Common Cause

Miles S. Rapoport, a progressive activist who was a Connecticut legislator and a secretary of the state, was named Tuesday as the national president and chief executive of Common Cause, the nonpartisan government watchdog. Rapoport, 64, the president of Demos, a research and advocacy group, will begin work March 10, succeeding Bob Edgar, a former congressman who died in April at age 69. It will place Rapoport in Washington at a pivotal time for a key Common Cause issue: The continuing debate about the role of money in politics.