HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's public policy update from the Septeber 7, 2017 ebrief includes information about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); a RALLY to Protect Nonprofit Services; and the State Charity Officials Letter to Congress: Keep the Johnson Amendment.
HARTFORD, CT -- A CT by the Numbers Perspective by Joanna Meyer, Michael Strambler, Clare Irwin and George Coleman on the importance of funding early childhood education. The perspective cites the Connecticut Voices for Children policy brief made possible by the Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative.
HARTFORD, CT -- The state notified 24 school districts Friday that it will pay for preschool programs the state has historically funded. With no state budget in place for the current fiscal year – and the school year quickly approaching – uncertainty had surrounded whether the state would provide the money it promised district leaders when they expanded or opened new preschool classrooms over the last two school years. The state will provide $3.3 million to continue funding 45 classrooms that will enroll 665 youngsters, mostly from low-income families.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's public policy update from July 19, 2017 includes information from the National Council of Nonprofits on "Congress Increasing Efforts to Politicize Nonprofits."
ROCKY HILL, CT -- The Governor's veto of Public Act 17-170, An Act Concerning the Affordable Housing Land Use Appeals Procedure, seeks to ensure that there is continued growth in the stock of affordable housing across Connecticut. Connecticut United Ways support increasing the supply of affordable housing. As part of our work to support ALICE Families, United Way produced an issue brief in 2015 on the challenges many families face in Connecticut paying for housing.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's public policy update from April 21, 2017 includes information H.B. No. 7322 with a provision to repeal exemption of nonprofits from the sales tax.