Publications



Overview of the 2023 CT Tax Incidence Study

Publication Date: February 26th, 2024 • Fiscal & Economics, Tax Reform
Authors: Patrick R. O'Brien, Ph.D.

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Connecticut Voices for Children released a new report, “Overview of the 2023 CT Tax Incidence Study,” in response to the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services’ (DRS) “2023 Connecticut Tax Incidence Study,” published on February 14, 2024. This new publication examines the 2023 Tax Incidence Study, provides a summary of key findings and offers policy recommendations to improve tax transparency and make Connecticut’s tax system progressive through revenue-neutral tax reform.

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23rd Tax & Budget Forum – CT Child Tax Credit

Publication Date: January 25th, 2024 • Fiscal & Economics, Tax Reform
Authors: Patrick R. O'Brien, Ph.D.

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Connecticut Voices for Children released two reports in coordination with our 23rd Tax & Budget Forum.  Both reports encompass research and data on supporting the economic well-being of Connecticut’s families and children; however, one report provides an Overview of the CT Child Tax Credit and the other report provides an Overview of the CT Baby Bonds. Each report highlights how income and wealth equity policies are integral to eradicate poverty and advance family economic security.

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23rd Tax & Budget Forum – CT Baby Bonds

Publication Date: • Fiscal & Economics, Tax Reform
Authors: Patrick R. O'Brien, Ph.D.

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Connecticut Voices for Children released two reports in coordination with our 23rd Tax & Budget Forum.  Both reports encompass research and data on supporting the economic well-being of Connecticut’s families and children; however, one report provides an Overview of the CT Child Tax Credit and the other report provides an Overview of the CT Baby Bonds. Each report highlights how income and wealth equity policies are integral to eradicate poverty and advance family economic security.

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Fostering Stable Homes: Tackling Housing Displacement For a Stronger Connecticut

Publication Date: January 17th, 2024 • Affordable Housing, Health & Housing
Authors: Samail Adelaiye, Ph.D.

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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 foreclosures and homelessness. We specifically look at how our state’s restrictive land-use and zoning leads to the increased displacement of renters and homeowners as well as provide policy recommendations that would mitigate displacement.

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The 2023 State of Early Childhood: A Response to the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Child Care and a Continuation of Spotlighting Disenfranchised Populations

Publication Date: January 9th, 2024 • Early Childhood Education & Care, Employment & Education
Authors: Carla B. Abdo-Katsipis, Ph.D.; Lauren K. Ruth, Ph.D.

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Connecticut Voices for Children released a new report, “The 2023 State of Early Childhood: A Response to the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Child Care and a Continuation of Spotlighting Disenfranchised Populations.” This report continues the arc of our past three SOEC reports with a specific focus on children with special needs. Our recommendations in this SOEC report mirror the those by the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Child Care.

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State of Working Connecticut – 2023

Publication Date: September 6th, 2023 • Employment & Education, Tax Reform
Authors: Patrick R. O'Brien, Ph.D.

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Connecticut Voices for Children released its annual report examining “The State of Working Connecticut.” This report, which provides a detailed overview of Connecticut’s labor market, provides policy options to support Connecticut’s economy and workers in four broad categories: housing, justice, employment, and taxation.

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Rolling Boulders Uphill: Rethinking Reentry Wage and Policy Barriers Will Benefit Connecticut’s Communities and Economy

Publication Date: August 21st, 2023 • Criminal Legal System Reform, Employment & Education
Authors: Lauren Ruth, Ph.D.

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Connecticut Voices for Children released a new report, “Rolling Boulders Uphill: Rethinking Reentry Wage and Policy Barriers Will Benefit Connecticut’s Communities and Economy.” The report focuses on employment options for people with criminal legal system involvement seeking to reenter the workforce during a period of low unemployment and worker shortages nationwide. In publishing this report, we hope to help policymakers make decisions regarding reentry programs and policies.

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

Publication Date: July 17th, 2023 • Affordable Housing
Authors: Samaila Adelaiye, Ph.D.; Madeline Sale, M.P.H.

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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 affordability. The first report in the two-part series focuses on important measures that can be taken in the short term to protect tenant households.

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2023 Legislative Summary

Publication Date: June 26th, 2023 • Affordable Housing, Criminal Legal System Reform, Employment & Education, Tax Reform
Authors: Patrick R. O'Brien, Ph.D.; Lauren Ruth, Ph.D.; Samaila Adelaiye, Ph.D.; Sana Shah, M.S.; Eli Sabin; Nick Teeling; Emily Byrne, M.P.A.

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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’s important to note that this document only includes the bills that we submitted testimony on during the public hearing process and/or tracked from the beginning to the end. Each section enumerates these bills in numerical order, starting with House bills then Senate bills. Lastly, we want to acknowledge that our successes are a result of deep community partnership with values-aligned people, organizations and coalitions who showed up every week in myriad ways this legislative session. Although there are too many to name—you know who you are—THANK YOU.

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The Employment Situation in Connecticut – April 2023

Publication Date: June 9th, 2023 • Tax Reform
Authors: Patrick R. O'Brien, Ph.D.

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Connecticut Voices for Children released a new publication, “The Employment Situation in Connecticut – April 2023.” This publication is part of a series of short, monthly briefs that provide a snapshot of Connecticut employment. Using U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, we are providing an overview of employment status in the U.S. and Connecticut by major demographic group, which no other organization in Connecticut currently provides on a monthly basis. We are also providing an overview of the change in total nonfarm employment in the U.S. and Connecticut as well as the change in nonfarm employment by major sector in Connecticut.

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