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You Didn’t Build That: Occupational Licensure in CT

by Ryan Murphy

Connecticut needs as many entrepreneurs as it can get. But for many would-be small businesspeople, Connecticut’s stringent occupational licensure laws stand in the way.

Connecticut licenses 241 occupations, from hairdressers to glaziers. Often sold in the name of public safety, more often licensure laws serve as artificial barriers to entry designed to limit supply and protect other occupations from unwanted competition. A study by the Institute for Justice considers Connecticut the 15th most broadly and onerously licensed of any state.

Read the full study here

Dalio Foundation funding in Connecticut: Where does it go?

The Dalio Foundation which, in partnership with the state of Connecticut, is set to oversee upwards of $300 million in public and private funds to help Connecticut’s underperforming schools, managed total net assets of $778 million and made gifts, grants and contributions totaling $109.2 million, according to the organization’s 2017 ...

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Connecticut State Library overpaid for museum artifacts, according to audit

The Connecticut State Library may have overpaid for artifacts purchased from private individuals for display in the Museum of Connecticut History, according to a report by the Connecticut Auditors of Public Accounts. The Museum of Connecticut History is part of the Connecticut State Library and displays artifacts from Connecticut’s “government, ...

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