About The Yankee Institute

“Everyone in Connecticut should be Free to Succeed”

The 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.

Together, we can make Connecticut a great place to work, retire and see our children prosper. Together, we can:

  • Revive Connecticut’s economy and job market;
  • Make our state affordable for  young people, families and retirees;
  • Restore balance between citizens and government workers; and
  • Create a fertile environment for all businesses to grow, rather than helping just the “connected” few.

The Yankee Institute for Public Policy Studies is a 501(c)(3) research and citizen education organization that does not accept government funding. All donations are tax-deductible.

Yankee Fights for Connecticut’s People

  • Provides research on issues including state spending, taxation, regulation and government accountability.
  • Uncovers waste, fraud, and abuse in state and local government through award-winning investigative journalism.
  • Exposes government salaries and benefits through CTSunlight.org.

Educates decision-makers and citizens, and trains the next generation of leaders through events, internships and outreach.