Commission on Children: What We're Reading
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April 5, 2013

What We're Reading

The past week's most important articles concerning
Connecticut children

About the legislation adopted this week in response to the Newtown massacre:green ribbon

- Full text of Senate Bill 1160, An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety (PDF)
- Summaries by the legislature's Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety:

- Summary by the legislature's nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR)
- Cost analysis by the legislature's nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA)
- Summary by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM)
- Malloy Signs Gun Control Bill, One Of Strictest In Nation - Hartford Courant
- Mental Health Provisions In Gun Bill Called ‘Strong’ By Industry and Advocates - CTNewsJunkie
- How Conn. Gun Bill Compares to New NY, Colo. laws - Associated Press

In other news:

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, in Visit to West Hartford, Highlights Efforts to Improve School Meals - USDA news release

Medicaid Changes Lead to Massive Dental Gains for Connecticut Children
- Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network

Child Care Costs on the Upswing
- U.S. Census Bureau

Number of the Week: College Grads in Minimum Wage Jobs
- Wall Street Journal

ADHD Seen in 11% of U.S. Children as Diagnoses Rise
- New York Times

Preparing Future Teachers: Panel Aims to Start Fixing the Deficiencies
- Connecticut Mirror

Prepare Your Child with NLD or Other Learning Disabilities for Summer
- Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

Compiled by Katelyn Mike and Kevin Flood.

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