Tag: spending

Wealthiest State Needs to Raise Revenue to Protect the Needy

Toubman: ‘If we don’t raise revenue somehow, we shred the safety net’ — By: KEITH M. PHANEUF | July 30, 2017 — CT Mirror KEITH M. PHANEUF / CTMIRROR.ORG Sheldon Toubman, staff attorney with New Haven Legal Assistance Association One of Connecticut’s most…

CRISIS — Care4Kids is being Destroyed

Update: Care4Kids Slots Continue to Decrease posted by Kayla Goldfarb – CAHS From May 2016 to May 2017, Connecticut continued to lose child care slots for low-income families and children, with more than 5,100 slots lost to cut backs in just one…

Wonder Where the Money Went? $4.5 Billion in Corporate Subsidies

Subsidy Tracker Data Now Searchable Within More Than 10,000 Localities Subsidy Tracker, the nation’s only public and free database of economic development incentive awards, today introduced a new feature that allows the user to display summary data for more than…

CT State Overtime Spending Down

State OT spending continues downward slide PATRICIA DADDONA – July 11 – Hartford Business Journal — Connecticut’s state government reduced overtime spending by 6.7 percent in fiscal 2017, according to the nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis. The OFA report released Tuesday…

Spending Cuts and Trickle Down (On) – DO NOT WORK

Austerity is the wrong medicine for Connecticut –July 02. 2017 — Op-Ed– By: Bilal Dabir Sekou —   More than nine years after the start of the 2007-09 Great Recession, the U.S. economy is not working for most Americans. The recovery…

Austerity is NOT the Answer to CT’s Budget Crisis

No Revenue + Program Cuts for CT Budget Will Make You Cry – Here’s Why: People will die – Cuts to social service programs and medical services mean health care will be harder to get for: A. People with disabilities,…

Invest — Don’t Cut Taxes – Says Nobel Prize Winner

Nobel Laureate Urges Caution On Tax Cutting In Connecticut By HARRIET JONES • WNPR Nobel prize-winning economist Robert Shiller says Connecticut shouldn’t be cutting taxes in order to keep corporations in the state. Shiller, who is a professor of economics at…

I Was Arrested — Demanding a Moral State Budget

Legislators Obligated To Pass A Moral Budget House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, R-Derby, speaks to the House on the final day of session June 7. No budget was reached before adjournment.(Jessica Hill / AP) KENT J. SILADI — In the…