Voices from the Capitol


Connecticut among states with highest income inequality

December 20, 2016 • Family Economic Security

Connecticut is among the states with the highest income inequality in the country, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and...

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Kindness

November 10, 2016 •

Last year five girls from a 4th grade class at Pine Grove School in Avon decided they wanted to make a difference. They rallied their class. Here is their story, in their own words: ...

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Upcoming webinar – Equitable Education in CT: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on the CCJEF case

September 27, 2016 • Budget and Tax, Education

Join us on Tuesday October 11th for our webinar on the CCJEF ruling. Ellen Shemitz, Connecticut Voices´ Executive Director, will provide a rundown on the main points of this case, and what it means for education funding in the state. Expect an overview on t...

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Investing in Connecticut: taxes and economic prosperity

September 23, 2016 • Budget and Tax

If you read what some commentators are saying about our state, you m...

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Connecticut’s Income Inequality in Stark Contrast to Its Prosperity

July 28, 2016 • Budget and Tax

This blog was first published at the CT Mirror’s CT Viewpoints Website. In the economic expansion following the great recession, the top 1 percent in ...

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School Discipline in Connecticut: Questioning Suspended Education

May 10, 2016 • Education, Juvenile Justice

Though we know removing students from the classroom is harmful, exclusionary discipline continues to be used in schools across Connecticut. Research has shown that students who are suspended, expelled, or arrested are more likely to experience academic failure, drop out of school, and become invo...

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Governor’s Proposal Puts Low-Income Families at Risk for Losing Health Coverage

April 25, 2016 •

This post was first published at the CT Mirror's CT Viewpoints website. Connecticut has every reason to be proud of its long-term commitment to ensuring access to care for low-income c...

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Ready. Set. Give! Help CT Voices through The Great Give 2016

April 22, 2016 •

READY! Connecticut Voices f...

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Ambitious Investments Will Boost Economy and Reduce Inequality

April 14, 2016 • Early Care, Family Economic Security

Last week, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) released a report describing the high costs of child care in all 50 states, and the benefits of public investment in early childhood care and education. The authors of ‘...

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Building Connecticut’s Future

March 18, 2016 • Budget and Tax

As Connecticut’s slow recovery from the Great Recession enters its seventh year, it’s time to invest in rebuilding our long-neglected public infrastructure – a strategy that capitalizes on current low interest rates and will push long-term economic growth and lift wages. ...

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