The gimmicky gas tax cut adopted unanimously by the General Assembly in March, and extended to December 1 as part of the state budget, may be delivering less savings than promised. Connecticut suspended its 25-cent-per-gallon
Paying more for a meal at a restaurant won’t just hurt your wallet, it may also hurt Connecticut’s economy, according to a new study.
Yankee Letter Predictably, Connecticut’s budget languishes in perpetual deficit. This is because fixed costs like pension pay- ments and healthcare have risen faster than tax revenue can keep up with them. As a result, lawmakers
Letter from the Yankee Institute Running a successful business in Connecticut is a challenge. The cost of doing business is high — not just because of taxes — but also because of factors like the
Back On Track: Budget Reforms for the Long Run By Joe Horvath, Assistant Policy Director Summary Five fiscal policy recommendations are outlined in this paper: priority-based budgeting, implementing the spending cap, pension reform, public employee
Connecticut’s 360 Sources of Revenue (see pdf for complete list)Look for the red line – below that line are the bottom 200 sources of revenue, which bring in only $29.6 million. That’s 0.15% of total
Follow the Debt “If one wants to determine where the next global financial crisis will start,” a prominent economist recently wrote, “one might well be advised to follow the debt.”Here in Connecticut, where we face
A Double Standard: Union Tax Policy vs. Union Dues by Zachary Janowski, Director of External Affairs, Yankee Instituteand David Goldman, Research Associate, Yankee Institute April 2016 For footnotes and charts, please download the attached pdf.
Download the attached .pdf file for footnotes and sources. A Fresh Start: Governor Malloy’s 2017 Budget Revisions By Suzanne Bates, Policy Director February 2016 Overview Lawmakers adopted a preliminary 2017 budget last year when they
The Working Class Tax: A Review of ‘Jobs With Justice’ Study By Mark Gius, PhDProfessor of Economics, Quinnipiac University For footnotes and sources, please download the .pdf file above. Summary In this review, Professor Mark