INTRODUCTION About 124,000 Connecticut government employees belong to a labor union.[i] These include teachers, state agency employees, police officers and other municipal workers. Unlike their private-sector peers who operate under federal law, most public-sector union
U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Free Speech Case Affecting Connecticut In 10 Days HARTFORD – Oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court in McComish v Bennett, an important free speech case concerning taxpayer funded
HARTFORD – The Yankee Institute announced that it has posted 2010 payroll data for all state employees at CTSunlight.org. The data shows that 1,126 state employees earned more than the governor’s salary of $150,000 last
There are several independent films that depict the benefits of school choice. Be sure to check out the trailers for the following movies: Waiting for Superman shadows several students across the country hoping to attend
Connecticut ranks 7th in the country in graduation rates – with 77% of its students graduating. Raising Hale’s Zachary Janowski discovered that the average cost of a public school diploma in CT (cumulative spending for
School choice options vary from state to state, with some providing several options to families, while others are more restrictive. Some states, for example, do not have legislation that allows cyber schools or tax credits.
This is National School Choice Week, celebrating the options that many parents across the country have for the education of their children. School choice can refer to public charter schools, public virtual schools, school vouchers,
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.
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