CT Voices Report on Advancing Economic Justice in Connecticut
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2022
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Connecticut Voices for Children Releases Report on Advancing Economic Justice in Connecticut Through Fair Tax Policy, Set to Host ‘21st Budget Forum’ with State Representative Sean Scanlon and State Treasurer Shawn Wooden
21ST BUDGET FORUM ADVISORY:
Today, January 20, 2022 | 10:00AM - 11:30AM | Via Zoom
NEW HAVEN, CT (January 20, 2022) - Connecticut Voices for Children today released a report entitled, Steps To A Fairer Tax System: Proposals for Tax Reform, Transparency, and Timely Support, which outlines a proposal for a fairer tax system that would put more money in the pockets of working- and middle-class families, especially families of color. Although Connecticut has the second highest level of per capita personal income in the U.S., making it exceptionally wealthy overall, many families consistently struggle because Connecticut also has the second highest level of income inequality and a substantial racial income gap. This report is accompanied by the typical Just Facts and Executive Summary, a document CT Voices pairs with lengthy reports. Additionally, due to the density of the report, CT Voices is including five Just Facts for each of the report's sections. In five sections, the report provides:
an overview of income inequality and its negative impact,
an overview of Connecticut’s unfair tax system and proposals to reform it,
an overview of Connecticut’s tax transparency problem and proposals to increase tax transparency,
an overview of Connecticut’s tax credit payment problem and proposals for timely support, and
a recommended program of tax reform, transparency, and timely support.
View the full report here. View the Executive Summary here. View the Just Facts here. In conjunction with this report, Connecticut Voices for Children is set to host their 21st Budget Forum Today, Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 10:00AM - 11:30AM. The forum will unveil new research and policy recommendations to advance economic justice and fair tax policy in Connecticut. CT Voices will be joined by State Representative Sean Scanlon, Chair of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee and Connecticut State Treasurer Shawn Wooden. WHAT: Connecticut Voices for Children 21st Budget Forum WHO: State Representative Sean Scanlon, Chair of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee Shawn Wooden, Connecticut State Treasurer Jennifer Quaye-Hudson, External Affairs Director, CT Voices Patrick O’Brien, Ph.D., Research & Policy Fellow, CT Voices Emily Byrne, M.P.A., Executive Director, CT Voices WHEN: Thursday, January 20, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM WHERE: Via Zoom. Register in advance here.
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About Connecticut Voices for Children Connecticut Voices for Children is a “think and do” tank working to ensure that Connecticut is a thriving and equitable state, and where all children achieve their full potential. In furtherance of its vision, Connecticut Voices for Children produces high-quality research and analysis, promotes citizen education, advocates for policy change at the state and local level and works to develop the next generation of leaders.