Your taxes keep rising—so why is Connecticut broke? Download PDF (see pdf for complete list) Connecticut residents pay the highest taxes in the entire country, second only to New York. Next year, lawmakers must close
Connecticut has 350 sources of revenue in the form of taxes and fees. One hundred and fifty of those revenue sources only bring in $10.5 million per year -- that's 0.05 percent of the budget!
**For full charts, graphs and citations, please download the PDF** Letter from the Yankee Institute Running a successful business in Connecticut is a challenge. The cost of doing business is high -- not just because
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
An updated study published by the Yankee Institute on Wednesday found that Connecticut government employees earn 28 percent more than comparable private sector employees, largely due to public employees’ generous retirement benefits. That difference adds
Connecticut homeowners pay 20 percent more in property taxes than residents of its nearest neighbors, even as home values in the Nutmeg State have declined, according to a new study released Wednesday. “As a percentage
Download PDF The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on businesses, most acutely on small businesses. While businesses in the hospitality, restaurant, aviation, and retail industries appear to be the most impacted, all small
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
A Double Standard: Union Tax Policy vs. Union Dues by Zachary Janowski, Director of External Affairs, Yankee Institute and David Goldman, Research Associate, Yankee Institute April 2016 For footnotes and charts, please download the attached
Reforming the Constitution State's Pre-Trial System Replacing monetary bail with a system that uses effective alternatives based upon risk assessment. Lauren Krisai and Thurston Powers March 8, 2016 Please download the pdf for footnotes and sources.