Policy News

Thursday, September 14, 2017
CCP Update - Disaster Relief - DACA - Johnson Amendment/Census Funding

HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's update from September 14, 2017 gives information, resources and learning opportunities related to: disaster relief, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the Johnson Amendment & Census Funding.

Thursday, September 7, 2017
CCP Policy Update - September 7, 2017

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.

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.