Connecticut suffers from an approach to public policy that’s laser-focused on today’s urgent problems, while leaving tomorrow’s important challenges unaddressed. With lawmakers yet again cobbling together a budget at the last minute, time grows increasingly
Carol Platt Liebau
Carol has worked as an attorney, author, political and policy advisor, and media commentator. In addition to practicing law, she has served as legislative assistant to Senator Christopher S. “Kit” Bond of Missouri; as a consultant to the U.S. Senate campaigns of John D. Ashcroft of Missouri (1994) and Congressman Tom Campbell of California (2000 and 2010); and as law clerk to Reagan appointee Judge David B. Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.
The sad, painful process of laying off thousands of state workers began yesterday, as a result of state tax revenues coming in "lower than expected." Amid the human cost -- both to those who will
If there’s one thing that’s always surprising about the “conventional wisdom,” it’s how fast that wisdom can change. For far too long, it’s seemed like a sad fact of life: Special interests rule the Capitol,
At the Yankee Institute, we will stand alone when necessary, but this time lawmakers overwhelmingly joined our side. Last week, the Yankee Institute was the only group to submit written testimony opposing a controversial UConn
We don’t get to say these words nearly enough, so we’re giving him a great big shout out: GOVERNOR MALLOY, YOU DID THE RIGHT THING. Yesterday the Malloy Administration told state agency leaders that the
We at the Yankee Institute support the Governor’s budget plan. We know it is a bitter pill. Like you, we agonize over the hardships it will impose on some of the most vulnerable residents of