Poverty rates of white children stayed relatively stable, between 4% and 6%, between 2005 and 2017, while those for black and Latino children fluctuated between 20% and 34%. The data also shows that one in five black children, and one in five Latino youth, live in concentrated poverty, compared to one in 100 white children.
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Trump proposal would cut food stamps for at least 11K Connecticut residents
If the new Trump rule is implemented, thousands of Connecticut schoolchildren would lose free lunches, too.
Regional empowerment center aims to help women in myriad ways
The center will help direct women to any services they need — whether housing, employment, child care, mental health or others — while also serving as a venue for special programs.
Trump seeks to cut food stamps, CT Dems push back
The attempt by the Trump administration could push tens of thousands of low-income Connecticut residents off the program.
State homelessness at lowest point in 12 years, study finds
Connecticut’s homeless population fell 10 percent since last year and is currently at its lowest number since the state began collecting data in 2007.
For the first time, DeLauro shepherds massive spending bill through Congress
As chairman of a House Appropriations subcommittee, Rep. Rosa DeLauro is pressing to boost funding for health, labor and education programs by billions of dollars.
Deidre Gifford, top Medicaid official, named to lead DSS
Dr. Deidre Gifford, a physician and top federal Medicaid official, is the governor’s choice to oversee social services in Connecticut.
Paid family and medical leave a point of contention at Capitol
Lawmakers heard hours of testimony from supporters and opponents of paid family and medical leave Thursday.
Nonprofits press CT to privatize more social services
Connecticut’s private, nonprofit social service agencies released an agenda Wednesday that includes further privatization of state-sponsored services.
Feedback sought on data plan that could improve Connecticut life
It sounds kind of abstract and nerdy, but state officials want feedback on a draft data plan they hope could lead to better outcomes in the opioid crisis, climate change resiliency, and the workforce pipeline.
Bill would write state’s open-data practices into law
A bill now in its early stages would put Connecticut’s open data practices — established in an executive order — on the law books for good.
Connecticut moves openly toward more data transparency
Some state employees will soon have to move to another building — but there’s one thing they won’t be allowed to bring with them: paper.
Connecticut chooses Socrata for open data portal
The state’s new open data portal, scheduled for launch in about a month, will be on the Socrata platform — a popular choice for several city and state portals. Customers include New York City, San Francisco and the federal government’s portal, Data.gov. The Office of Policy and Management issued the purchase order late last week, […]
Q&A: Open data portal
Connecticut plans to launch its open data portal in about a month. Several residents, from data scientists to elected representatives, have different perspectives on what the portal means. So we reached out to a few of them.