Voices from the Capitol


“Voices” Think Tank Targets Tax Code

December 8, 2020 •

A New Haven-based think tank Tuesday proposed three fixes for a regressive tax system that disproportionately burdens working- and middle-class families: higher income tax rates on top earners, new taxes on capital gains and mansions, and expanded property and earned income tax credits. Those propos...

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Child advocacy group calls for major tax shift to close ‘highly unjust’ income, wealth gaps

December 8, 2020 •

A leading child advocacy group challenged Connecticut officials Tuesday to shift up to $1.4 billion per year in state and local tax burdens from low- and middle-income households and onto the rich. Connecticut Voices for Children used its annual budget forum to protest what it describes as a regress...

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CT Voices proposes major state tax shift to reverse inequality

January 15, 2020 •

A leading child advocacy group challenged state leaders Wednesday to reverse escalating income and wealth inequality and provide tax relief for up to 90% of Connecticut by shifting tax burdens onto the state’s millionaires. Connecticut Voices for Children, which unveiled its program at the Capito...

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A Call For Tax Transparency

January 15, 2020 •

Patrick O’Brien, a research and policy fellow at CT Voices for Children, said Wednesday that the most pressing tax issue in Connecticut “is not the overall tax burden, but rather the distribution of that burden.” However, defining that burden has been difficult due to the dearth of data. The l...

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Lamont can bring fairness to budget

July 3, 2019 •

Op-ed discussed Voices' revenue proposals for progressive income and capital gains taxes ...

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It’s time for a People’s Budget — and it’s doable

July 3, 2019 •

Op-ed referenced Voices' recommendations to reform the state's bond lock ...

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Anti-Poverty Advocates Blast Trump Administration Proposal To Change Poverty Measure

July 3, 2019 •

Article cited Voices' opposition to proposed change to the official poverty measure ...

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Don’t cut the safety net. Ask for more from those most able to contribute.

July 3, 2019 •

Op-ed cited Voices' proposal on capital gains tax ...

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The budgetary fine print that affects us all

January 10, 2019 •

An opinion piece written by Connecticut Voices for Children´s fiscal team about restrictive fiscal rules in our state.  ...

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Ben Barnes unplugged

December 21, 2018 •

A piece covering our annual Budget Forum at the Capitol focused on Ben Barnes´ keynote speech.  ...

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