Policy News

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
State to Continue Funding Pre-K Expansion Despite Lack of Budget

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.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
CCP Policy Update - July 19, 2017

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."

Friday, July 7, 2017
Governor Malloy's Veto of Public Act 17-170 Is Aimed at Giving CT Residents More Housing Choices in More Communities

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.

Friday, April 21, 2017
CCP Policy Update - April 21, 2017

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.

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Public Policy Update - March 2016

HARTFORD, CT -- The Public Policy Update for March 2016 features National and State updates on issues important to philanthropy including the Foundation on the Hill, the Working Cities Challenge - Connecticut, CT Budget Focus and Proposed Bills Taxing Nonprofits.