A new report looks at statewide financial instability for families with children in Connecticut, which experts say has gotten worse.
Gov. Ned Lamont will re-direct $75 million in expiring federal COVID-19 relief into one-time tax refunds for Connecticut’s working poor.
1,000 Friends of Connecticut recommends pumping hundreds of millions of additional dollars into cities and towns — particularly poor communities.
About 600,000 Connecticut children, and the state’s economy, would be affected if Congress fails to renew key pandemic relief.
The $30 million in excess unemployment benefits that thousands must repay to the state and federal governments likely will grow.
“There is an indifference” to child poverty in Congress, she says.
The state passed its own version of this investment idea this year, but the proposal has yet to get widespread traction.
State officials were pressed to share millions of coronavirus relief funds with workers and businesses. But there’s only so much.
Researchers have found evidence that landlord-related forced moves are associated with HIV sexual risk.
The new state budget mandates Connecticut’s first tax fairness study in seven years.
The “Baby bonds” bill is an effort to tackle CT’s yawning wealth gap; Lamont expected to sign into law
With two weeks left in the legislative session, progressives are making their strongest tax reform push in years.
The House Speaker wants to repeat the success of UConn 2000 with Connecticut’s poorest urban centers by investing in cities.
The compromise is intended to appeal to both fiscal moderates and the party’s liberal wing.
The motor vehicle tax bill died in committee but could be revived; Property tax cap passed on party lines.