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Can daycares stay open during the COVID-19 crisis? Connecticut says yes.

March 27, 2020 • Education, Emerging Issues

As COVID-19 spread like brushfire through New Haven, Tennille Smalls was faced with a weighty decision: whether or not to keep her daycare open. After all, infants and toddlers touch everything and constantly put toys in their mouths. Most of them don’t yet understand how to sneeze or cough into a...

Authors: Jacqueline Rabe Thomas •  Source: Connecticut Mirror • View

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Progressive Dems renew push for tax reform, legalized cannibas

February 18, 2020 •

Liberal democrats in the House of Representatives will renew their push this year for a more progressive tax system and legalized cannabis use while also pressing for new labor rules regarding worker schedules and an end to solitary confinement. The Progressive Caucus, which includes a little less t...

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Opinion: All children and families deserve better than this

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 or not— deserve better than this. This is a devastating r...

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CT Voices proposes major state tax shift to reverse inequality

January 15, 2020 • Fiscal & Economics

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...

Authors: Keith M. Phaneuf •  Source: Connecticut Mirror • View

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A Call For Tax Transparency

January 15, 2020 • Fiscal & Economics

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...

Authors: Christine Stuart •  Source: CT News Junkie • View

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Racial disparities persist in CT health care, two groups find

January 15, 2020 • Health & Housing

While Connecticut has led national efforts in public insurance reform, significant health disparities persist between the state’s residents of color and white residents, two research and advocacy groups concluded in reports released this week…....

Authors: Jenna Carlesso •  Source: Connecticut Mirror • View

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In Connecticut, advocates succeed in push for Census funding

November 21, 2019 • Rights & Justice

While we are getting very close to the 2020 Census, there is still time to get your state to help fund Census outreach. Connecticut just put money towards the Census, and advocates are seeking more. Maybe what happened in Connecticut can be a model in your state too. When one examines Connecticut st...

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The Full Story: Adoption Stigma; Census Undercount; Police And Social Media

November 19, 2019 • Rights & Justice

November is National Adoption Awareness Month, and the fight continues to erase its stigma. A bad 2020 census count could hurt children in Connecticut. And Connecticut State Police are using social media to report use of force data. We’ll talk about those stories with guests: Ken Mysogland, bureau...

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How Voices Count In Census Quest

November 12, 2019 • Rights & Justice

Emily Byrne helped lawmakers count — which in return will help New Haven count. When it really counts. Byrne is the new executive director of Connecticut Voices for Children , a 25-year-old New Haven-based statewide research and advocacy group. On Oct. 30 the group issued a report detailing h...

Source: WNHH FM’s “Dateline New Haven,” • View

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CT Voices for Children names Byrne exec. director

July 8, 2019 •

Story on our new Executive Director, Emily Byrne ...

Source: Hartford Business Journal • View

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