Voices from the Capitol

Guest Post: Federal Update, January 2018 – the Challenge Ahead

January 29, 2018 • Budget and Tax, Health Equity

This article is a guest post by Deborah Stein, the Network Director of the Partnership for America's Children. It provides some much-needed context to the challenges Congress faces up until the end of the year, and how they can impact ...


A Balanced Approach to Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth

January 26, 2018 • Budget and Tax

On Wednesday, January 24th, Ellen Shemitz, Executive Director at Connecticut Voices for Children, testified in front of the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Gro...


Between People and Places: Reducing Upheaval for Children Moving Around in Connecticut Foster Care

January 17, 2018 • Child Welfare

The video of our 7th annual Youth at the Capitol Forum is now online. The event featured youth experts, social workers, and policymakers discussing ways to ensure smoother placement changes – transitions for foster children and youth between foster homes, group homes, and other residential ...


The State Economy, the State Budget and the State of Our Children

January 17, 2018 • Budget and Tax

The budget passed by the General Assembly in October was much more than a budget document. In addition to severe cuts, the General Assembly also imposed sweeping changes to the state's constitutional spending cap along with several new budget restrictions. These rules, together, could dramati...


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