Hartford is a city plagued with a variety of public policy problems — not least the misuse of city funds and other financial mismanagement. And it’s afflicted by a host of urban ills — including a poverty rate second only to
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.
Just last Friday, Connecticut’s junior US Senator, Chris Murphy, proposed a hike in the federal gas tax, insisting it could be used for the repair of Connecticut’s infrastructure. No doubt infrastructure is important — one
Once again, the government class in Hartford is looking after its own. In the wake of the governor’s nomination of two new 66-year-old judges (along with some other nominees in their sixties), there was some
Everyone knows that Connecticut’s pension system has some serious unfunded liabilities. But state employee pension rules need more than fiscal reform. In a new outrage, a UConn music professor — who has been confronted by serious
What a difference a few months can make! At the outset of this legislative year, Governor Malloy bubbled with optimism. There was going to be a big $506 million surplus, we were told — enough to
East Hartford, CT – The Yankee Institute for Public Policy, one of the nation’s oldest state-based think tanks, announced today that its board of directors has appointed Carol Platt Liebau as its new President. Liebau