“What’s going on right now is a tragedy and is hurting everybody,” says Elliot Spector regarding the protests against police throughout the country. “We will have more lives lost because of the attacks on police
Civil Service Reform
The United States Supreme Court has granted a petition supported by the Yankee Institute and will review a free speech case challenging the constitutionality of giving taxpayer money to political candidates.
PERC, a Montana organization working to improve environmental quality through property rights and markets, recently posted an article on state parks. Leonard Gilroy writes that states should consider letting the private sector manage state parks.
HARTFORD – Over the last two years, members of the Connecticut House of Representatives and the Connecticut State Senate have voted on hundreds of bills that have an effect on the daily lives of Connecticut’s
HARTFORD – The Yankee Institute has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to review McComish v. Bennett, an Arizona free speech case challenging the constitutionality of so-called “matching grants”
First featured on our Nickels and Dimes: Connecticut’s Taxes pamphlet, this growth of state government graph over the last four decades highlights how spending has dramatically outpaced median income growth and population growth over the
HARTFORD – The Yankee Institute announces that it has updated its CTSunlight.org website by adding 2009 payroll data for all state employees. The data shows that 1,293 state employees earned more than Gov. Jodi Rell’s
HARTFORD –The Yankee Institute for Public Policy unveiled its TweetCT Project today, their latest effort to improve transparency and communication among Connecticut’s elected officials. The tool is available online at www.TweetCT.org. “Transparency opens government to
HARTFORD – More than a thousand state employees are paid more than Gov. M. Jodi Rell, according to data now available to the public at www.CTsunlight.org, and a dozen earn an annual salary of more
HARTFORD – The Yankee Institute’s new report on the Citizens’ Election Program “Slanting the Playing Field: Connecticut’s Publicly Funded Campaign System”, authored by Heath W. Fahle, details how the Citizens’ Election Program (CEP) has further