Voices from the Capitol

Child care aid is about to expire. CT advocates call on Congress for urgent help

September 19, 2023 •

During the pandemic child care providers were given stabilization grants through the American Rescue Plan to keep their services open. But those funds are to expire on Sept. 30. Child care providers in Connecticut say it will negatively impact families and the economy. On Monday, Sen. On Monday, ...


CT may not be done cutting income taxes yet

August 18, 2023 •

Advocates predict renewed push in 2024 for ongoing child tax credit State officials have been doling out tax cuts in record levels during the past two years. But despite relief packages totaling more than $1.3 billion, Connecticut’s tax-cutting debate is far from over. Legislators and other advoca...


Number of children in Connecticut continues to decline, Census data shows

August 4, 2023 •

Experts say CT’s high housing and childcare costs are to blame The number of children in Connecticut continues to decline, according to newly-released population estimates, and some experts say high housing and childcare costs are to blame. The number of children under the age of 10 living in...


Police report sites filthy conditions inside apartment where 2-year-old fell to his death from window

July 26, 2023 •

New details show officers found conditions inside the apartment, “abysmal”, with bugs, mold, piles of garbage and clothes soiled in feces. HARTFORD, Conn. — FOX61 learned new information Wednesday about a tragic incident in Hartford that took place on Monday where a two-year-old died after fal...


Wealthy Connecticut Takes Hard Look at Tax Code Fairness

July 21, 2023 •

• State requires rigorous biennial tax incidence reports • Top earners had 6.64% effective rate Connecticut is embarking on a first-in-the-nation tax transparency initiative that could answer questions—shrouded in mystery in most states—about tax fairness and tax avoidance. A little-noticed ...


CT to take a deeper look at whether state taxes are fair

July 14, 2023 •

Next study will look at how much the top 1/2% pays Connecticut’s next study on tax fairness will go even deeper than its first two assessments, which concluded the poor and middle class proportionally pay much more than Connecticut’s wealthy. That’s because legislators recently directed the De...


CT Ranks 9th in U.S. in Children’s Well-Being Overall, But Inaccessible, Unaffordable Child Care Pushes Parents to Breaking Point, Hurts Economic Growth

June 20, 2023 •

The number of children living in poverty in Connecticut has decreased. However, the lack of affordable and accessible child care and Connecticut’s slower economic recovery have contributed to declining family economic security when compared to other states in the nation. That’s according to the ...


There’s an extreme need for affordable child care in Connecticut, the 2023 Kids Count report says

June 16, 2023 •

Connecticut Public Radio | By Lesley Cosme Torres Published June 16, 2023 at 4:21 PM EDT Connecticut ranks ninth in the country for overall child well-being, a drop from the state’s seventh-place ranking last year. That’s according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a child advo...


2023 Kids Count report: Where does CT rank in child well-being?

June 14, 2023 •

Connecticut’s 9th place ranking in the annual Kids Count report is a drop of two places from last year Connecticut was ranked 9th in the nation on child well-being in an annual report released Wednesday, with a need for more affordable child care and a static poverty rate among the factors that le...


Report: CT Children Need Health, Education Investments

June 14, 2023 •

Click HERE to listen to the article. Investments in education and health are needed to bolster Connecticut’s children, a new annual report found. In the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count Data Book, the state’s overall ranking for child well-being has slightly declined in the...


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