Policy News

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Seniors Better Off Than Other Adults in CT; State’s Ranks #6 in Senior Advantage

Connecticut -- Older adults living in Delaware have the largest well-being advantage relative to the overall state population, followed closely by Oregon, Iowa, New Hampshire, Michigan and Connecticut. A new state-by-state comparison examines the comparative well-being of Americans age 55 and older, and reveals that, nationally, people in that age category have higher well-being than the rest of the population. The inaugural report is based on data from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index®.

Sunday, July 12, 2015
White House Conference on Aging Has Connecticut Connections

WASHINGTON, DC -- It is a once-a-decade event that will feature the President of the United States and other senior administration officials. The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA), first held a half-century ago and a key driver of federal policy towards the nation’s seniors, will be a conference reliant on digital technology befitting 2015.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Finance Committee Bipartisan Tax Working Group Reports

WASHINGTON, DC -- Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden are pleased to receive the reports from the Finance Committee’s five tax reform working groups. These documents provide the Committee with materials to consider as it works towards reforming our nation’s tax system. While each report is a bipartisan product of each group’s Co-Chairs, unless otherwise stated, the materials presented are not necessarily endorsed, in whole or in part, by each member of each working group. The Chairman and Ranking Member sincerely appreciate the undertakings of the working groups and their contribution to the tax reform debate.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Aging Issues in CT Highlighted for White House Conference

HARTFORD, CT -- Officials received a preview of Connecticut data that will be presented at The White House Conference on Aging. Julia Evans Starr, Executive Director of Connecticut’s Legislative Commission on Aging, also explained that Connecticut, with the nation’s 7th oldest population, will see that population grow dramatically in the coming decade.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
OMB Uniform Guidance: Are Your Grantees Prepared?

NEW YORK, NY -- Michael Hamill Remaley from Philanthropy New York describes the new rules for OMB Uniform Guidance as a “huge deal” and, in the related issue guide, "OMB Uniform Guidance on Indirect Costs, How will New York Respond?," encourages foundations to "alert their grantees about the promise of better treatment through the OMB Uniform Guidance and join with us in our efforts to ensure that city and state officials respond to the new regulations appropriately."

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Hatch, Wyden Launch New Effort to Seek Input on Bipartisan Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, DC -- Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today announced a bipartisan effort to begin soliciting ideas from interested members of the public and stakeholders on how best to overhaul the nation’s broken tax code to make it simpler, fairer, and more efficient. The goal of this effort is to provide additional input, data, and information to the Committee’s bipartisan tax working groups, which are currently analyzing existing tax law and examining policy trade-offs and available reform options within each group’s designated area.