What you can do right now:

Appropriations is considering the 2017-2018 state budget right now. Contact these legislators to express your support for our legislative agenda:


Legislative Timeline:
April 28, 2017: The Legislature presents its budget. 

March 29: Great Advocacy Day at the Capitol with Senator Majority Leader Bob Duff and House Minority Leader Themis Klarides addressing the gathering.

March 15: Appropriation’s Conservation and Development workgroup considering the DECD budget will hold a workshop on March 15. CT Humanities will attend to answer the workgroup’s questions and urge their support for reinstating CTH funding in the state budget.

March 13: Public hearing on Raised H.B. No. 7188 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESERVATION OF HISTORICAL RECORDS AND ACCESS TO RESTRICTED RECORDS IN THE STATE ARCHIVES. On Monday, starting at 10 am.  Link to bill: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2017/TOB/h/2017HB-07188-R00-HB.htm Link to agenda:  https://www.cga.ct.gov/2017/GAEdata/pha/2017pha00313-R001000GAE-pha.htm

Please support this bill.  It  will provide open access to restricted historic public records and files when a reasonable amount of time has passed after their creation or after a person’s death. This will greatly benefit  historians, genealogists, family members, students  and others doing research on Connecticut history.


March 8: Community Investment Act–The four sectors funded through the Community Investment Act held a legislative briefly to provide information to legislators about the Act, and how past diversions of funds have negatively impacted historic preservation, open space, affordable housing, and agriculture. Preserving this funding and rolling back past diversions is critical. Click here for more information on the Community Investment Act. 

March 7CT Humanities Legislative Update


February 2017

The state librarian and library advocates presented oral and written testimony on February 21, 2017.

CT Humanities and advocates for CT Humanities presented oral and written testimony on February 17 for reinstating CT Humanities in the state budget.

The Appropriations Committee held public hearings.

The governor presented his 2017-2018 budget early in February, 2017.