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The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted Connecticut’s lingering education disparities as schools were closed and thousands of children in struggling school districts fell behind in their learning. Connecticut’s most vulnerable children suffered the burden of trying to
“There is no public interest that is served by extending Governor Lamont’s emergency powers, as state lawmakers reportedly plan to do next week. Our state senators and representatives are fully capable of debating and voting
The City of Hartford’s Court of Common Council voted in March to create a task force to assess the possibility of a universal basic income pilot program for some of its residents. The task force
Today, Governor Lamont joined governors in the Northeast region in signing onto the newly-released Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) Memorandum of Understanding. The initiative would result in $388.6 million per year in increased gasoline costs across the
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
“The General Assembly has sided with public-sector unions over our taxpayers and our local governments. Governor Lamont has a choice to make: he can be a force for fiscal sanity in Hartford, or he can
Tonight the state Senate approved a raw political power-grab designed to fill the coffers of Connecticut’s public employee unions. This bill, SB 908, will harm local taxpayers by giving enormous and inappropriate benefits to public
Yankee Institute is grateful to Gov. Ned Lamont and his team for their work, thus far, in trying to mitigate the economic damage being wrought on Connecticut during this time of crisis and for their
The Office of Fiscal Analysis pegs the cost of increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour and implementing a paid family medical leave program at nearly $80 million, as the state faces projected budget