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Connecticut Voices for Children

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  • State's Budget Cuts Hit The Young And Vulnerable

    State's Budget Cuts Hit The Young And Vulnerable
    The Malloy administration's recent decision to make $48 million in emergency budget cuts, including more than $9 million in cuts to the Department of Children and Families, will have a profound effect on the state's poorest residents, including thousands of children and young people. The decision is a dangerous and misguided example of poor public policy.
  • Vote Republican For A Change

    Regarding the November election, a recently released report by Connecticut Voices for Children found that the state has regained only 64 percent of the more than 100,000 jobs it lost during the recession. Additionally, Connecticut continues to have higher...

    Report: Recession Worsened Wage Stagnation For Those In Bottom Half

    Report: Recession Worsened Wage Stagnation For Those In Bottom Half
    For the past 14 years, an advocacy group says, "good jobs have been in short supply" in Connecticut, and the result is that wages for the bottom half of workers, after inflation, are lower than they were in 2000. Connecticut Voices for Children, a...

    Higher Minimum Wage Benefits Workers, Businesses

    Perception often lags behind reality, particularly when it comes to the minimum wage in Connecticut and the country. Because of the unfortunate — but not unusual — time lag in recognizing facts on the ground, much of the resistance to the...

    State Tax Credit Too Important To Cut

    The earned income tax credit, or EITC, is one of the best domestic policy tools ever invented. Since it can only be claimed by people who work and pay taxes, it encourages and rewards work. It keeps low-income wage earners out of poverty. The money...