Voices from the Capitol


Fostering Stable Homes: Tackling Housing Displacement For a Stronger Connecticut

January 17, 2024 •

Connecticut Voices for Children released a new report, “Fostering Stable Homes: Tackling Housing Displacement For a Stronger Connecticut.” The report completes a housing arc from last year by providing a deeper dive on the eviction crisis in Connecticut and expands our view to include foreclosu...

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Addressing Connecticut’s Eviction Crisis: Policy Options for Medium- and Long-Term Reforms

July 17, 2023 •

Connecticut Voices for Children released a new report, “Addressing Connecticut’s Eviction Crisis: Policy Options for Medium- and Long-Term Reforms.” This report, the second in a two-part series, focuses on important measures that can be taken in the medium- and long-term to address housing aff...

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2023 Legislative Summary

June 26, 2023 •

Connecticut Voices for Children released a new report, “2023 Legislative Summary.” The document provides a high-level review of the bills our organization supported this session. While a number of other bills passed both chambers of the General Assembly, and countless others were proposed, it...

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Addressing Connecticut’s Eviction Crisis: Policy Options for Short-Term Reforms

March 8, 2023 •

Connecticut Voices for Children released a new report, “Addressing Connecticut’s Eviction Crisis: Policy Options for Short-Term Reforms.” This report, the first in a two-part series, focuses on important measures that can be taken in the short term to protect tenant households. The second re...

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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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