Voices from the Capitol


Q & A Blog Series: Childcare & K-12 Education

March 27, 2020 • Early Care, Education, Emerging Issues

In just a few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has had profound impacts on the lives of all Connecticut’s families and children.  A virus with no vaccine, no treatment, and no prior human exposures to enable us to develop some individual and herd immunity, it sweeps through country after country, sta...

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Q & A Blog Series: Family Economic Security & More

Translación en español le sigue. In just a few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has had profound impacts on the lives of all Connecticut’s families and children.  A virus with no vaccine, no treatment, and no prior human exposures to enable us to develop some individual and herd immunity, it sweeps...

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Q & A Blog Series: Health & Health Care

March 27, 2020 • Emerging Issues, Health

Translación en español le sigue. In just a few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has had profound impacts on the lives of all Connecticut’s families and children.  A virus with no vaccine, no treatment, and no prior human exposures to enable us to develop some individual and herd immunity, it sweeps...

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Supporting Children At Home – Part 1

March 24, 2020 • Early Care, Education, Emerging Issues

The 21st century is an era of increased economic interdependence, unpredictability, variability, and dynamic change.  Advancing technology plays a critical role in globalization and the shifting educational paradigms in which online learning has become necessary to career and post-secondary success...

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Q & A Blog Series: Paid Leave and Unemployment Insurance

March 21, 2020 • Emerging Issues

Translación en español le sigue. Increasing numbers of Connecticut families are being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses have been ordered to temporarily close or limit their hours to help curtail virus spread. Some workers have grown ill themselves, must care for family members wh...

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Connecticut Strong

March 20, 2020 • Emerging Issues

Translación en español le sigue. “We’re all in this together.” It’s a phrase that’s often used in difficult times.  It provides hope when we’re feeling scared and alone, gives us collective direction toward a single mission, and strengthens our social fabric around what’s right and ...

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Guest Post: Census 2020 – Connecticut’s avoidable fiscal problem

This op-ed was first published in the Connecticut Mirror. Connecticut is at risk of missing out on billions of dollars of federal revenue it should rightfully receive.  The reason: many state residents will needlessly be undercounted in the upcoming Census. Why is Connecticut poised for an undercou...

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All children and families deserve better than this

February 3, 2020 • Emerging Issues, Health

This op-ed was first published in the Connecticut Mirror. We are deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the revised public charge regulations. This rips the very fabric of who we are as a state and a country. All children and families —whether born in the United States o...

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