Here's the latest Family Economic Success update

January's FES meeting looks at 2012 legislative sessionThe next FES/CABHN  meeting is set for January 20th, from 9:30 to 11 am at AARP, 21 Oak St. in Hartford.

Invited guests are Human Services Committee co-chairs Rep. Peter Tercyak, D-New Britain, and Sen. Tony Musto, D-Trumbull.

We'll be looking for your thoughts for 2012's CABHN/FES policy agenda, and volunteers to help with the annual Legislative Reception.

About halfway through the fiscal year, the state is now on track to show a small surplus.  However, cuts and adjustments may still be made as actual spending and revenue become known, and as savings from the agreement with state employee unions are tallied.

Governor Dannel Malloy has said that the upcoming  short legislative session will focus on education, and that additional money will have to be invested in education.

Join us on the 20th for more discussion on programs to assist in Family Economic Success.

Lawmakers support health reform brief

Advocates are invited to join Speaker of the House Christopher Donovan and Representatives Matthew Ritter and Terry Gerratana Thursday at a press conference today (Thursday, January 12) at 1:30 in Room 2Aof the Legislative Office Building, as they announce announce that they are joining legislators from 50 states across the country in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the health reform law and the many benefits that it is already providing to Connecticut residents.The Family Economic Success (FES) Network shares information and mobilizes on policy issues that improve the lives of low-income children and families.  To subscribe, or if you have information that you would like to share through the FES Network, call Liz Dupont-Diehl, Policy Director, at (860) 951-2212, ext. 253, or e-mail


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