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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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By Steven Rosenfeld | Posted at May 15, 2012, 10:18 am
A federal appeals court in Washington has ruled that some big-money contributors to some of 2012's most secretive electioneering efforts must reveal who they are and the size of their contributions, which is a victory for public interest advocates.
"This is a huge victory for voters, for disclosure, and for democracy because Americans deserve to know who is trying to buy results in our elections,” said Trevor Potter, Campaign Legal Center President. “This decision is an important step towards fulfilling the Supreme Court's promise in Citizens United that all spending in our elections will be fully disclosed -- disclosure that has been frustrated until now by the FEC.”
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Late on May 3rd, after 6 and a half hours of debate, the Connecticut State Senate passed legislation granting family child care providers and home care workers the right to negotiate with the state for better pay and benefits and improved training.
“This is an exciting day for 11,000 Connecticut workers--who do some of the most important yet undervalued work in our society--caring for children, seniors, and people with disabilities,” said SEIU President Mary Kay Henry. “This courageous act of giving low-wage workers a voice in their work will raise the quality of those services so that our whole society benefits.”
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Greenpeace advocates for using excessive energy for cloud computing, Microsoft announced it will become carbon neutral across all of its operations starting July 1.
"It's the right thing to do. And it's also an opportunity to promote positive change, as the world transitions to new ways of using energy and managing natural resources," Microsoft's chief operating officer Kevin Turner said in a blog post yesterday. "That's why today, Microsoft is taking a significant step to further reduce our environmental footprint."