Attorney General George Jepsen acknowledged the
Alliance's letter and says while his office does not question the potential
benefits, as a public policy matter, rather, the motion was filed to ask the
court to decide as a legal matter.
The CT Early Childhood Alliance hand-delivered letters to the Governor's Office and Attorney General's Office, asking that the September motion filed by the state to excluse preschool from the CCJEF v. Rell case be withdrawn. Attached are the two letters, signed by 150 organizations and individuals, urging the preschool exclusion motion be withdrawn.
In its fifth story of the year, the Alliance turned to our partners at CAHS to help highlight the KidsCount Databook, which had just been released. While overall, the state score improved, the recession has still hit state children hard.
The CT Post reported that despite being one of the best states for kids, Connecticut and its children were hit hard by the economic downturn., based on the KidsCount Databook. The CT Post interviewed Jude Carroll of CAHS and Barbara Edinberg of the Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition (BCAC). BCAC is a member of the Alliance.
The New Haven Register, through a news service, published a story on the CAHS KidsCount Databook release. The report is officially released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, with CAHS as Connecticut's primary contact.