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Connecticut lawmakers debate proposals designed to save people money next tax season

March 25, 2022 • Fiscal & Economics

CLICK ON LINK FOR THE VIDEO RECORDING Several proposals were talked about on Capitol Hill to extend the state’s property tax credit to more residents and increase the dollar value. Gov. Ned Lamont has proposed raising the credit to $300, along with slashing auto property taxes. The bill that w...

Authors: News 12 Staff •  Source: News 12 • View

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New Haven Pushes Affordable Housing Bills

March 25, 2022 • Health & Housing

New Haven-backed state bills that would allow public housing authorities to develop properties in neighboring towns and that would require an assessment of the statewide need for affordable housing have advanced out of committee. A third City Hall-endorsed housing reform bill — designed to pr...

Authors: Thomas Breen •  Source: New Haven Independent • View

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Bigger tax breaks gaining momentum in CT legislature

March 25, 2022 • Fiscal & Economics

Republicans and Democrats agree on the need for more property tax relief at a time of an ever-increasing state budget surplus, rising inflation and a soaring cost-of-living in Connecticut. So it bodes well for the chances of bipartisan relief measures to emerge from the tax-writing legislative Finan...

Authors: Ken Dixon •  Source: CT Post • View

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CT’s government was once broke. Is it now holding too much cash? Critics say Connecticut must spend more in response to coronavirus pandemic

March 20, 2022 • Fiscal & Economics

2017 legislative leaders Senate President Pro Tem Martin M. Looney, House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, and Senate Republican leader Len Fasano in 2017, before they reached an agreement on a “volatility adjustment” that would be key to the state’s ...

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

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Child tax credit: Relief could be on the way for Conn. parents

March 16, 2022 • Fiscal & Economics

Click HERE for video. HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A recent study commissioned by the state on tax fairness found it costs the average Connecticut family $17,000 a year for childcare. A proposal before lawmakers would allow qualifying families to claim a state child tax credit. That could mean relief...

Authors: Jodi Latina •  Source: WTNH • View

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CT child care workers say the system broken for families, caregivers

March 15, 2022 • Education & Employment

Jennifer Quaye-Hudson, external affairs director for Connecticut Voices for Children, speaks at a rally on the New Haven Green for more pay for child care workers and financial assistance for parents on March 15, 2022. NEW HAVEN — About 300 early-childhood caregivers, parents and children rallied ...

Authors: Ed Stannard •  Source: New Haven Register • View

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Bill Seeks Higher Education – Later – For Foster Youth

March 9, 2022 • Rights & Justice

Nationally more than 70% of youth in foster care would like to get a college education, according to Connecticut Voices for Children. But 20% of foster youth go to college and only 5% graduate, the organization said. The advocacy group testified Tuesday before the Higher Education and Employment Adv...

Authors: Lisa Backus •  Source: CT News Junkie • View

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CT Advocates: Addressing Social Challenges That Lead to Youth Crime is Key

March 3, 2022 • Rights & Justice

Connecticut Senate Republicans have released a draft bill aiming to provide more work opportunities while also addressing a rise in crime among young people. Advocates say reforms should not be reversed, and strategies addressing crime should support community needs. Car thefts in the state increa...

Authors: Emily Scott •  Source: Public News Service • View

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