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Statement from Carol Platt Liebau, President of Yankee Institute For Public Policy

Today’s U.S. Census Bureau announcement that Connecticut was the slowest-growing state in the Northeast over the past decade should sound warning bells in every corner of our state government. 

The best indicator of a state’s economic health is whether people are choosing to live there. Only Mississippi, West Virginia, and Illinois posted worse population figures than Connecticut—and all three of them shrank. 

Gov. Lamont and the General Assembly need to take immediate action to improve Connecticut’s economic outlook. We need to find ways to lower taxes, not hike them, and to make it easier—not harder—to start and expand a business here. 

It’s time to stop blaming the cold New England winters, the Cold War ending, the Whalers leaving, or any other external factor. This is Hartford’s fault. They broke it, and they have to fix it—for the struggling families of Connecticut. 

Yankee Institute has long been charting a better course for our state. We stand ready to work with everyone of every political stripe to restore Connecticut to its rightful status as the country’s most prosperous state. 

Yankee Staff

Yankee Institute is a 501(c)(3) research and citizen education organization that does not accept government funding. Yankee Institute develops and advances free-market, limited-government solutions in Connecticut. As one of America’s oldest state-based think tanks, Yankee is a leading advocate for smart, limited government; fairness for taxpayers; and an open road to opportunity.

1 Comment

  1. John S.
    July 27, 2021 @ 3:53 pm

    CT is the most unfriendly state to businesses of every size! If the legislators don’t open their eyes and reduce taxes and regulations at every available chance, we will kill the already ailing, golden goose completely! The progressive wing of the Democrat party and the state unions have too much power already. We the citizens need divided government in order to bring some sanity to the regulations and spending that regularly become a “crisis” requiring new taxes and emergency measures. Only 2 years ago, when Republicans held an equal number of seats in the Senate, did we see a glimpse of rational budgetary policy. Sad it was short lived. These Democrats have brought you the policies that ever increase state taxing and spending, allow young people to steal your cars with no consequences, force you to lose zoning controls over your town and remove protections for police doing their jobs. STOP VOTING DEMOCRAT and give our STATE and Country a chance to flourish.


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