The Tax Foundation released its annual ranking of states on their overall business tax climate and placed Connecticut 47th in the country, besting both New York and New Jersey but falling short of other Northeastern neighbors. The rankings were based on personal...
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-Carol Platt Liebau, President of Yankee Institute at May Press Briefing at the Capitol
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The Fitch Files: Why is the International Association of Fire Fighters getting millions from a charity?
IAFF President Harold Schaitberger at the 2012 IAFF Convention Every year, fire fighters across the country participate in the Fill the Boot campaign, standing outside stores or on street corners raising cash for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Since 1954 the...
On Thursday October 15, Yankee Institute held an online forum with four renowned economists who discussed the current and future state of both Connecticut’s economy and the national economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn. Below is...
Rep. DeLauro sponsors sweeping independent contractor bill; would force businesses to post emoji faces on store fronts
Photo by Center for American Progress @Flickr.com A large and sweeping labor bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro would change how workers are classified as independent contractors, make shareholders liable for labor violations and requires employers be...
AFSCME Council 4, which represents nearly 30,000 state and municipal employees in Connecticut, is financially under water, according 2019 federal filings with the Office of Labor Management Standards. The state union currently has liabilities totaling $15 million and...
Because of the quarantine restrictions imposed by executive order, it will be impossible for Tucker Carlson to come to Connecticut on November 14th. The Yankee Institute Champions of Freedom gala has therefore been postponed. Please stay tuned for additional...
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