Policy News

Thursday, March 7, 2019
Lamont: Private investors could fund toll start-up costs

HARTFORD, CT -- Gov. Ned Lamont wants to explore tapping private investors to finance at least some of the hundreds of millions of dollars needed to install electronic tolling on its highways.  "We could put in place, probably, a public-private partnership so … we wouldn't have to up front all of that (toll installation) cost," Lamont said while speaking to the Connecticut Council on Philanthropy at the Hartford Hilton Thursday morning.

Friday, March 1, 2019
CCP Policy Update (3/1/19)

CCP's Policy Update includes links and information relevant to the CT philanthropic community, including: Governor Lamont's state budget proposal and the Nonprofit Alliance's analysis, news on Census 2020 in Connecticut, an update on impacts of the new tax law, and information on federal universal charitable deduction bills.

Monday, February 4, 2019
Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz Launches Connecticut Complete Count Committee to Help Prepare for 2020 Census

HARTFORD, CT -- Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz today announced the launch of the Connecticut Complete Count Committee (CCCC) to inform and help direct the State's efforts in the upcoming 2020 Census. Committee members include CCP members Jay Williams, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving; Julio Conception, MetroAlliance and Hartford Chamber of Commerce; and Will Ginsberg, Greater New Haven Community Foundation; and Connecticut Council for Philanthropy President Karla Fortunato.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
United Way Launches Coalition to Help Those Impacted By Government Shutdown

ROCKY HILL, CT -- United Way Worldwide recently announced that it will lead the formation of the United for U.S. coalition, a joint effort by corporate partners, organized labor, the United Way network and nonprofits to assist furloughed federal workers and others impacted by the ongoing government shutdown.

Monday, January 14, 2019
State Office of Early Childhood Welcomes Bye with $8.5 Million from Feds

HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) has announced what amounts to a welcome gift for its incoming leader, former State Senator Beth Bye, named by Gov. Lamont two weeks ago to head the state agency.  Just days ahead of Lamont’s inauguration, OEC said it had been awarded an $8,591,087 federal grant – funds intended to enable the state to design and launch better, more cost-effective systems serving families with young children.

Monday, January 7, 2019
OEC Wins $8.5 M Federal Award to Advance Child Success

HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) today announced it has been awarded an $8,591,087 federal grant. The flexible funds are intended to enable states to design and launch better, more cost-effective systems serving families with young children. 

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