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This city ordinance requires a living wage for all workers employed to perform work associated with city contracts.Year: 2010•State: Connecticut•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Hartford Court of Common Council•Policy: Civil Rights, Job Quality, Wages and Benefits
Based on a review of the most advanced city efforts to align education for young children from birth through third grade, the National League of Cities (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute) identified 10 common elements of effective systems alignment. This report contains case studies of local efforts in Boston, Hartford, San Antonio, San Jose and Seattle that provide examples of how cities are incorporating each of the following elements into their alignment strategies.Year: 2012•State: Massachusetts, California, Texas, Connecticut, Washington•Type: Policy Brief or Report•Source: National League of Cities, Insitute for Youth, Education & Families•Policy: Education, Economic Equality, Public Finance and Investment, Revenue
City of Harford article stipulating the right to equal access to city services regardless of immigration status. Also specifices that city policy shall to arrest individuals based on ICE arrest requests in the national NCIC database.Year: 2008•State: Connecticut•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: City of Hartford•Policy: Civil Rights, Children and Families, Immigration, Safety and Justice
This city ordinance requires that all city services be made available to residents, regardless of immigration status. It also requires that referrals to medical or social service agencies be made in the same manner to all residents, regardless of immigration status. In addition, the ordinance places restrictions on circumstances in which the police may inquire into a person\'s immigration status or make arrests based on a person\'s immigration status.Year: 2008•State: Connecticut•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Hartford Court of Common Council•Policy: Civil Rights, Health, Safety and Justice, Immigration
This report outline the cost in terms of public assistance the New England states must spend to subsidize low wage employment models.Year: 2016•State: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont•Type: Policy Brief or Report•Source: Ken Jacobs, Ian Perry, Jenifer MacGillvary, UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education•Policy: Wages and Benefits, Economic Equality, Job Quality, Regional Coordination, Public Finance and Investment
The fact sheet outlines the public safety and access to services policy considerations supporting the New Haven municipal ID card, explaining that having an ID may encourage individuals to report crimes and open bank accounts, and will facilitate community integration for individuals who would not otherwise be able to gain access to parks, public beaches or other public facilities. The fact sheet also explains that in addition to serving as an identification card, the Elm City Resident Card will serve as a library card, provide access to municipal services and sites and offer a debit card component, which allows the user to load up to $150 to the card to be used to pay for parking meters and for goods and services at approximately 50 participating stores.Year: 2003•State: Connecticut•Type: Fact Sheet or Infographic•Source: City of New Haven•Policy: Civil Rights, Job Quality, Regional Coordination, Education, Home Rule, Food, Immigration, Recreation