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Both child tax credit and context are critical to lifting children out of poverty

As a pediatrician who has devoted a career of more than five decades to promoting children’s optimal health, development, and well-being, I am excited that U.S. Rep. DeLauro’s bold, relentless, and persistent push for expansion of the child tax credit is finally receiving the bipartisan attention that it deserves. 

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Why we should believe Hartford is getting better and stronger

In his third State of the City address, Mayor Luke Bronin described Hartford as “better and stronger” and cited awards won and initiatives championed. While residents, public officials, and pundits debate the extent to which “Hartford Has It,” unprecedented collaboration among Hartford’s community-based organizations, anchor institutions, city government, residents, and community activists is reason for hope. Cooperation in developing compelling grant applications to support new city initiatives is impressive evidence of a collective commitment to improve the health and well-being of all residents, including those most disadvantaged.