Policy News

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Local Nonprofits Worried About Tax Reform Bill

HARTFORD, CT -- Local nonprofits are calling on Congress to reject aspects of the proposed tax reform bill that address changes in charitable giving deductions, and non-profit status, saying they hurt their ability to operate at a time when many are losing state and federal funding.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
CT Nonprofits Fear GOP Tax Overhaul Will Reduce Charitable Giving

WASHGINGTON, DC -- Both the tax bill the Senate hopes to vote on this week and a House-passed tax overhaul would keep the popular charitable deduction, but non-profits say the legislation still would shrink American help to those in need. CT Community Nonprofit Alliance President Gian-Carl Casa says the bills would “devastate” the state’s community based non-profits.

Monday, November 13, 2017
Thousands of Seniors, Disabled and Low-income Residents Losing Care Coverage

HARTFORD, CT -- Roughly 68,000 seniors and disabled residents will lose access to a Medicare financial assistance program Jan. 1, when income eligibility requirements change under the newly enacted state budget. Most people likely won’t know they are losing coverage until they receive written notices next month, according to Rosana Garcia, policy associate at the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, an advocacy group.

Friday, November 3, 2017
500 Kids Fleeing Hurricane Maria's Wrath Now in CT Schools

HARTFORD, CT -- At least 500 children who fled hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico are now attending public schools throughout Connecticut. Most of them – 85 percent – showed up in the state’s lowest-achieving districts, which already are grappling with high concentrations of high-need students.

Friday, September 15, 2017
CCP Update - DACA Renewal Scholarships

HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's update from September 15, 2017 gives information about two sources of DACA renewal scholarships for eligible students.