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CT Voices Report on Advancing Economic Justice Through Tax Reform, and Host 20th Budget Forum


December 8, 2020 Ashlee Niedospial



Connecticut Voices for Children Releases Report on Advancing Economic Justice Through Tax Reform, Set to Host 20th Budget Forum with Senator Martin Looney and NY Times Best-selling Author, Professor Jacob Hacker


Today, December 8, 2020 | 3:00PM


New Haven (December 8, 2020) – Connecticut Voices for Children today released a report entitled, Advancing Economic Justice Through Tax Reform, which proposes a tax restructure so that the system is fair for all residents.

This report examines the racially unjust distribution of income and wealth in Connecticut and works to show how only a small group of wealthy families in the state benefit from the current tax system, while the state’s working- and middle-class families, especially those of color, fall further behind.

The report provides an overview of:

  • economic injustice in Connecticut,

  • Connecticut’s regressive tax system and shows that it is a key contributor to the economic injustice in the state,

  • a substantial multi-year revenue shortfall in Connecticut due to the coronavirus pandemic and recession, and

  • tax reform options to address the three preceding problems.

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 20th Budget Forum today, December 8, 2020 | 3:00 PM

This is a milestone year for Connecticut Voices for Children’s forum. As such, an exciting line-up of speakers is set to discuss the history of the forum and strategies to advance economic justice through a fair tax program.

Emily Byrne, Executive Director, and Patrick O'Brien, Research & Policy Fellow and lead report author, will be available after the forum for questions on the report and proposed fair tax program.

WHAT: Connecticut Voices for Children 20th Budget Forum Click here for more information

WHO: Keynote Speaker: Jacob Hacker, Ph.D., Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science at Yale University and New York Times Bestselling Author Shelley Geballe, J.D., M.P.H., Co-Founder and Distinguished Senior Fellow, CT Voices Senator Martin M. Looney, J.D., Connecticut Senate President Pro Tempore Patrick O’Brien, Ph.D., Research & Policy Fellow, CT Voices Emily Byrne, M.P.A., Executive Director, CT Voices WHEN: TODAY December 8, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM WHERE: Via Zoom Webinar. To join this forum, register 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.

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