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July 2019

2019 Legislative Session Review

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

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Child Welfare, Early Care, Education, Family Economic Security, Health, Juvenile Justice
July 2019

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

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

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Child Welfare, Early Care, Education, Health, Juvenile Justice
June 2019

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

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

Issue Area:
Early Care
June 2019

Connecticut's Volatility Cap: Frequently Asked Questions

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

Issue Area:
Budget and Tax
May 2019

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

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

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Child Welfare, Early Care, Education, Health, Juvenile Justice
April 2019

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

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

Issue Area:
Budget and Tax
April 2019

A Balanced Approach to Revenues: Ensuring Fairness and Adequacy

As the General Assembly develops its biennial budget facing a $4 billion deficit, Connecticut Voices for Children urges legislators and the Governor to adopt a balanced approach by adopting revenue

Issue Area:
Budget and Tax
April 2019

Connecticut's Estate Tax Brings Needed Revenues and Enhances Fairness

Connecticut’s estate tax is an important source of revenue for the state, raising $223.8 million in Fiscal Year 2018.

Issue Area:
Budget and Tax
April 2019

Policing Connecticut's Hallways: The Prevalence and Impact of School Resource Officers in Connecticut

While the presence of police officers in Connecticut schools does not appear to contribute to a safer school climate or improved academic outcomes, it may contribute to more Latino students being a

Issue Areas:
Education, Juvenile Justice
April 2019

Building an Early Child Care and Education System as a Strategy for Workforce Development in Connecticut: A Case for Employer Support

When children have access to high-quality care and education, there are benefits to the child, the child’s family, and community as a whole.

Issue Area:
Early Care