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

Publication Date: October 30th, 2019 • Rights & Justice
Authors: Michael Sullivan, MSW

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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 leaders to prioritize statewide planning and investment in Census outreach and education to ensure our state isn’t impacted by the far-reaching consequences of an undercount to residents, state and local governments, dozens of federal and state programs and benefits, as well as Connecticut’s democracy and economy.

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2019 HUSKY Eligibility Manual

Publication Date: September 26th, 2019 • Health & Housing
Authors: Karen Siegel, M.P.H.

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The HUSKY Eligibility Manual for children and families is a tool created by ‘Covering Connecticut’s Kids and Families’, a state-wide coalition of organizations enrolling Connecticut families in the HUSKY program since 1999. It is designed to serve as a reference for advocates, providers, outreach workers, and community-based organizations who work with families.

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Connecticut’s Middle Class is Smaller, Less Inclusive

Publication Date: September 25th, 2019 • Fiscal & Economics
Authors: Patrick R. O'Brien, Ph.D.; Susana Barragan; Michael Enseki-Frank

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Connecticut Voices for Children released a report entitled ‘The State of Working Connecticut’ that examined the status of the state’s workforce and found evidence that Connecticut’s middle class is smaller and less racially and ethnically inclusive than before the 2007 economic downfall.

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2019 Legislative Session Review

Publication Date: July 18th, 2019 • Education, Fiscal & Economics, Health & Housing, Rights & Justice
Authors: Lauren Ruth, Ph.D., Karen Siegel, M.P.H., Ellen Scalettar, J.D., Susana Barragan, & Jessica Nelson

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While the status quo state budget plan approved by policymakers did not offer many bold new investments in children and families, other policy changes approved during this year’s legislative

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Impact of the Final FY 2020-2021 Budget on Children and Families

Publication Date: July 2nd, 2019 • Education, Fiscal & Economics, Health & Housing, Rights & Justice
Authors: Ellen Scalettar, J.D.; Lauren Ruth, Ph.D.; Karen Siegel, M.P.H; Sharon Langer, J.D.

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The state’s final biennial budget for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 could be characterized as a status quo budget.

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Connecticut’s Early Care and Education for Infants and Toddlers in Crisis

Publication Date: June 6th, 2019 • Education
Authors: Wendy Waithe Simmons, Ph.D.

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Connecticut families need and deserve a strong and reliable early care and education system.

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Connecticut’s Volatility Cap: Frequently Asked Questions

Publication Date: May 23rd, 2019 • Fiscal & Economics
Authors: Ellen Scalettar, J.D. and Sam Whipple

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The volatility cap in the Connecticut state budget imposes a threshold for certain types of revenue, above which any excess must be deposited into the Budget Reserve Fund (BRF) and excluded from ge

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HUSKY Health for Children and Families in Connecticut

Publication Date: May 14th, 2019 • Health & Housing

This series of fact sheets explains how Connecticut’s HUSKY Health programs benefit a wide range of the state’s residents.

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Impact of the FY 2020-2021 Appropriations and Finance Committee Budget and Revenue Proposals on Children and Families

Publication Date: May 3rd, 2019 • Education, Fiscal & Economics, Health & Housing, Rights & Justice
Authors: Jamie Mills, J.D., Lauren Ruth, Ph.D., Karen Siegel, M.P.H., Wendy Waithe Simmons, Ph.D., Camara Stokes Hudson, Jessica Nelson, and Sharon Langer, J.D.

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While the state budget proposals by the General Assembly protect many programs that serve children and families from budget cuts, rigid and counterproductive budget rules are starving schools, infr

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Even with Modest Capital Gains Tax, Wealthiest Would Pay Average of $36,000 Less in Taxes After Trump Tax Cuts

Publication Date: April 25th, 2019 • Fiscal & Economics
Authors: Jamie Mills, J.D.

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Connecticut faces a $4 billion deficit over the Fiscal Years 2020-21 biennial budget.

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