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April 2016

Reviewing Tax Expenditures: Improving Transparency and Accountability in Over $7 Billion of Off-the-Books Public Spending

Unlike spending on education, health and human services and other critical services, there will be no public debate on the $7.2 billion of revenue lost through tax expenditures in Fiscal Year 2017 — despite having grown by over 70 percent since 2000.

Issue Area:
Budget and Tax
March 2016

Impact of the Governor’s Proposed FY 17 Midterm Budget Adjustment on Early Care and Education

The Governor’s proposed Fiscal Year 17 (FY 17) budget adjustment maintains support for early care and education programs at the levels passed at the end of last session. However, the budget proposes to eliminate or make cuts to programs that ensure quality improvements and a two-generation approach across Connecticut’s early care and education network.

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Early Care
March 2016

Revenue Options are Crucial to Maintaining Public Investments that Promote Prosperity

In confronting the financial crisis looming over state budget decisions, the common-sense choice for Connecticut should be a balanced approach that includes revenue, rather than a cuts-only approach that threatens an already fragile economic recovery.

Issue Area:
Budget and Tax
March 2016

Community School Models: Improving the Well-Being of Children and Families in Connecticut

Community schools are an educational reform that involves a partnership between the neighborhood school and community organizations to reduce the opportunity gap, strengthen children and families, and increase learning.

Issue Area:
Education
February 2016

Behavioral Health Care in HUSKY A Before and After Implementation of Connecticut's Behavioral Health Partnership: Children and Adults with Diagnosed Mental Conditions

On January 1, 2006, the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership, an administered fee-for-service Medicaid program, was created with the goal of improving access to care by providing beneficiaries with a coordinated and effective system of community-based behavioral health services and support for individuals who need care.

Issue Area:
Health
February 2016

Independent Performance Monitoring in the HUSKY Program: Ensuring Accountability for Scarce State Dollars

State-funded independent performance monitoring in Connecticut’s HUSKY Program produces policy-relevant, actionable data about coverage and access to care for 455,000 children, parents and pregnant women in low income families.

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Health
February 2016

Restoring Connecticut's Earned Income Tax Credit Makes Sense

Connecticut’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a common-sense way to help working families paid low wages make ends meet. Reduced two years ago to plug a budget hole, the EITC should be restored to its full a mount to help poor and working families meet the needs of their children.

Issue Area:
Budget and Tax
February 2016

Impact of the Governor's Proposed FY 2017 Budget on Children and Families

Governor Malloy’s state budget proposal attempts to address Connecticut’s long-term challenges by cutting programs that support children and families.

Issue Area:
Budget and Tax
January 2016

Mapping Disparities by Race and Place

Connecticut's racial and municipal segregation inhibits economic mobility, which acts as a detriment to the pursuit of equal opportunity for children and to the state's future workforce and

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Family Economic Security
January 2016

Policy Primer: Reforming Our Property Tax System

This policy primer – as a follow-up to the State Tax Panel’s recommendations – supports reforms to address Connecticut’s regressive property tax system and municipal fiscal

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Family Economic Security