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
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.
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.
Scott Rasmussen of Rasmussen Reports had an article in yesterday’s WSJ. Reflecting on his polling data, Rasmussen asserts that Americans want neither Democrat nor Republican candidates or politicians–but rather, a return to self-governance. He also states: Voters today want
OVERVIEWMembers of the Connecticut House of Representatives and State Senate vote on hundredsof bills affecting the daily lives of Connecticut’s citizens. With so many votes, it can be challenging to discern whether individual elected officials
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 – Newly-elected Yankee Institute Board Member Robert R. “Rob” Simmons is serving as a special guest columnist with the Hartford Courant each Sunday until Election Day 2010. The Vietnam veteran, former member of the Connecticut