The Yankee Institute presents awards for the best and worst fiscal policies in the state.
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.
May 3, 2005ALL TAXES: THE HIGHEST BURDEN IN THE NATIONConnecticut’s residents bear an incredibly high burden of taxation at the local, state, and federal levels. As a share of personal income, the total tax bite
Lewis M. Andrews, Ph.D.For references and tables outlining savings from early graduation see PDF attachment at the bottom of the page.Executive SummaryWhile there is no such thing as a “free lunch,” the simple reform of
By Lewis M. Andrews, Ph.D. Yankee Institute for Public Policy andMatthew Ladner, Ph.D. Children First AmericaRevised May 4, 2002The Need for New Options For Children With DisabilitiesIn 2001, the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation and the
By Thomas W. Bice For tables, figures, graphs, and references see the attached PDF at the bottom of the page. Executive Summary Plaintiffs in the Sheff vs. O’Neill lawsuit currently before Connecticut’s courts seek to improve minority