In the wake to two controversial police shootings in Connecticut, the latest Connecticut State Police contract exempts officers’ personnel records and grievance hearings from public disclosure under the state’s Freedom of Information statute. Along with the wage increases and benefits totaling $22.1 million outlined in the contract, Article 9 states ...
Yankee Honored for Groundbreaking Research
Yankee Institute’s program “The Care and Feeding of Connecticut’s Congressmen” has taxpayers grumbling all across Connecticut as they learn about how their Members of Congress spend their hard-earned tax dollars.
The project posted every line item of spending in the Connecticut delegation’s personal congressional offices and has been a popular request from rank-and-file conservatives since Yankee unveiled it last summer.
The project has incurred attacks from two of Connecticut’s five members, which only served to bring additional attention to the project.
It is a staple in Yankee’s speeches to local taxpayer organizations and other supportive activists, and even highlights fun information like which Member spent the most on bottled water.
John Kramer, SPNovation judge, and Vice President for Communications at the Institute for Justice had the following to say about the program: “An innovative program doesn’t need to be an expensive one.
Thanks to the Yankee Institute’s research and promotion, Connecticut lawmakers and their largess are being properly taken to account. In the end, these government fat cats are spending our money. The Yankee Institute’s work reminds them that we’re watching and that our tax dollars must be spent with care.”
Access Health CT paid 16 employees who were terminated from Connecticut’s state-based health insurance program a total of $678,954 between 2014 and 2018, according to state auditors. Four employees alone received $207,363 before Access Health developed a severance policy in 2016. The average payout was more than $42,000 based on ...