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Just Research Q&A: 23rd Tax & Budget Forum

Date First Aired: January 29, 2024

Our third Just Research Q&A focuses on our two reports released 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 CT Baby Bonds. Each report highlights how income and wealth equity policies are integral to eradicate poverty and advance family economic security. If you’re interested in learning more, click HERE or on the links above to the reports and event recording. Click below to hear our Just Research Q&A on the economic well-being of Connecticut’s families and children and how a CT Child Tax Credit and CT Baby Bonds can help advance economic justice.  

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Just Research Q&A: Fostering Stable Homes: Tackling Housing Displacement For a Stronger Connecticut

Date First Aired: January 17, 2024

Our second Just Research Q&A is on our 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. You can read our Just Research HERE. You can read the Just Facts HERE. Click below to listen to our Just Research Q&A. (If you’re interested in learning more, you can find Part 1 of our eviction reports HERE and Part 2 HERE.)

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Just Research Q&A: 2023 State of Early Childhood

Date First Aired: January 13, 2024

Welcome to our first Just Research Q&A!  Over the years, we’ve published reports on a wide variety of topics that eradicate poverty and advance family economic security. More recently, we call these reports, “Just Research.” Our longer reports include an Executive Summary that provides a snapshot of the report, and each report (whether they’re long or short) also includes a very condensed document of key data points, which we call, “Just Facts.” Sometimes we produce “Just Facts Videos” that are short clips that are both audio and visual. As we kick off 2024, we’ve decided to try something new.  We know that learning comes in all forms, and people just don’t have the time to read lengthy reports.  So, for each report we publish, we’ll also include a podcast that features questions and answers between CT Voices’ Executive Director and the report authors.  While the podcast won’t include all the data or charts and graphs included in the report, it will provide a comprehensive summary and explanation for why we’re publishing on the topic. Again, this is a pilot. If we get great feedback, we’ll continue to produce them. So, please let us know what you think! Our first Just Research Q&A will be on our “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 those by the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Child Care. You can read our Just Research HERE. You can read the Executive Summary HERE. You can read the Just Facts HERE. Click below to listen to our Just Research Q&A.

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