EXECUTIVE SUMMARY By Ken Girardin with Daniel Gressel, Ph.D. Connecticut missed out on much of a decade-long national economic expansion. The state added essentially zero private-sector jobs between 2017 and 2019, its population was essentially
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Ken Girardin’s, Director of Policy and Research, op-ed was published in The Wall Street Journal on May 16, 2021. When Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers called last week to reopen public schools
“The General Assembly has sided with public-sector unions over our taxpayers and our local governments. Governor Lamont has a choice to make: he can be a force for fiscal sanity in Hartford, or he can
President Carol Liebau’s op-ed was published in the Connecticut Post on May 7, 2021. Connecticut state lawmakers embarked on the budgetary equivalent of a trip to Foxwoods when they voted to create a new, separate tax on
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
Yankee Institute’s President, Carol Platt Liebau, was cited in CT Examiner’s article on the six bills to watch on March 25, 2021. Anna Elizabeth writes: House Bill 6175, An Act Concerning Educational Access and Opportunity Scholarships,