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Child Care Centers Buckling Under Coronavirus, Experts Say

April 21, 2020 •

COVID-19 has worsened what advocates call a child care crisis in Connecticut. Connecticut considers child care an essential service, so most child care centers have stayed open. But advocates and officials say COVID-19 is exhausting a fragile industry in which many centers have closed or laid off wo...

Authors: Davis Dunavin •  Source: WSHU Public Radio • View

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Economic Policy Institute: More Than 180 Groups Sign on Letter Urging U.S. House, Senate Leadership to Pass $500 Billion in Unrestricted Aid to States, Territories, Local Governments

April 14, 2020 •

WASHINGTON, April 14 — The Economic Policy Institute issued the following news release: Over 180 organizations across the United States, including the Economic Policy Institute, signed a letter to U.S. House and Senate leadership urging them to quickly pass $500 billion in unrestricted aid...

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CT Voices: Recession Likely, Depression Preventable

April 2, 2020 •

Spend now. Tax the wealthy later. Connecticut Voices for Children delivered that straightforward message Thursday during a virtual press conference at which the advocacy group released details from its latest report. The report put forward several recommendations on how the state and federal govern...

Authors: Emily Hays •  Source: New Haven Independent • View

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CT Voices: State should tap reserves now to expand workforce, provide pandemic relief

April 2, 2020 •

Connecticut officials should use budget reserves now to expand pandemic relief efforts and hire more employees to deliver services, according to a new report Thursday from Connecticut Voices for Children. The New Haven-based public policy research group also repeated its call for a major state tax o...

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

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Coronavirus crisis resources in Connecticut: From food to legal aid and housing

April 1, 2020 •

Even at the best of times, there is food, housing and financial insecurity and need in every community. During more difficult times, that percentage skyrockets. But there is help. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, school districts, the state and community aid organizations are stepping up to ...

Authors: Susan Dunne •  Source: Hartford Courant • View

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