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January 2017

2017 Legislative Briefing

We can all agree that children deserve the opportunity to develop to their full potential.  In Connecticut, that shared goal can become a statewide reality. 

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Child Welfare, Early Care, Education, Family Economic Security, Health, Juvenile Justice
May 2016

Impact of the Final FY 17 Budget Adjustments on Early Care and Education

The final FY 17 budget protects critical investments in early care and education, recognizing that the first few years of a child’s life are the most critical for brain development and future life outcomes.

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Early Care
May 2016

Impact of the Final FY 2017 Budget on Children and Families

Following hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts in Fiscal Year 2016, Connecticut policymakers tackled the nearly $1 billion budget deficit in Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 17) by adopting a two-pro

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Child Welfare, Early Care, Education, Family Economic Security, Health, Juvenile Justice
April 2016

Impact of the Governor’s, Republican, and Democrat Proposed FY 2017 Budget on Children and Families

Following hundreds of millions in dollars of cuts to health, human services and education to close a billion dollar budget hole in Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 16), lawmakers are once again facing tough ch

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Child Welfare, Early Care, Education, Family Economic Security, Health, Juvenile Justice
April 2016

Arbitrary Austerity Harms Future Prosperity: Framing Connecticut’s Long-Term Challenges and Opportunities

A myriad of factors have contributed to the current budget crisis in Connecticut.

Issue Area:
Budget and Tax
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
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