Voices from the Capitol


2022 Candidate Briefing Book

June 21, 2022 •

Connecticut Voices for Children released a new report, “The 2022 Candidate Briefing Book.” Designed to provide a snapshot of helpful research and data for Connecticut residents and candidates running for political office this election cycle, this document lays the foundation for what we’re ca...

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2021 Legislative Session in Review

June 22, 2021 •

The Connecticut General Assembly passed an historic budget and accompanying policies this legislative session.  While we are disappointed that fair revenue measures to correct our regressive tax system were not passed, we celebrate the increase of the state EITC to 30.5%, inclusive state CTC langua...

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More Than a Health Crisis: Long-Term Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Connecticut Youth and Families

April 20, 2021 •

Connecticut Voices for Children released a report, “More Than a Health Crisis: Long-Term Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Connecticut Youth and Families,” which analyzes the impact of the pandemic on employment, basic needs, and education and outlines the necessity of prioritizing the safety ...

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Impact of Connecticut’s Minimum Wage Increase on Access to Benefits for Working Families

February 22, 2021 •

Connecticut Voices for Children released a report that analyzes where increases in minimum wage may have unanticipated effects on some families’ receipt of benefits and hinder families with children from gaining economic mobility, despite increases in their income. The report entitled, “Impact ...

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Separate & Unequal: The Interactive Effects of Housing and Education Policies on School Segregation in Connecticut

October 15, 2020 •

Connecticut Voices for Children released a report entitled, “Separate & Unequal: The Interactive Effects of Housing and Education Policies on School Segregation in Connecticut,” which examines how residential segregation in Connecticut—and the subsequent educational segregation—persists ...

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Issue Briefing Book 2020-2022

July 27, 2020 •

Connecticut Voices for Children released their Issue Briefing Book 2020-2022.  Versions of this document have been developed throughout the 25 years of the organization’s history. As the state experiences the convergence of a health crisis, an economic recession due to that crisis, and a content...

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Federal Efforts to Address the Coronavirus Pandemic & the Ensuing and Precipitous Economic Downturn

April 24, 2020 •

Connecticut Voices for Children released a report that outlines the three, large, coronavirus-related Congressional bills to date. The report, entitled “Federal Efforts to Address the Coronavirus Pandemic & the Ensuing and Precipitous Economic Downturn” examines The Coronavirus Preparedness ...

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Pathways to Continuous Coverage of Medicaid in Connecticut

February 3, 2020 •

Connecticut Voices for Children released a report entitled ‘Pathways to Continuous Coverage of Medicaid in Connecticut.’ Retaining eligible children and adults in HUSKY Health, Connecticut’s Medicaid and CHIP programs, is a key strategy for reducing the number of uninsured Connecticut resident...

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Advancing Health Equity for Connecticut’s Children and Families Through Health Systems Transformation

January 7, 2020 •

Connecticut Voices for Children released a report entitled ‘Advancing Health Equity for Connecticut’s Children and Families Through Health Systems Transformation’ that reveals health reform efforts have the potential to improve health equity dramatically, yet evaluations of early models sugges...

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Lack of State Funding Raises Risk of an Inaccurate 2020 Census Count

October 30, 2019 •

Connecticut Voices for Children released a report entitled ‘Census 2020: Lack of State Funding Raises Risk of an Inaccurate 2020 Census Count’ that reveals the likelihood and heightened risks of an inaccurate count during the 2020 Census. In response to these findings, CT Voices is urging state ...

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