A bill authorizing the state of Connecticut to conduct a study on viability of education savings accounts drew a bevy of experts and advocates to a packed public hearing before the Education Committee on Thursday.
Governor Malloy is spending this week in Puerto Rico at the annual Democratic Governors Association meeting and then taking some time off with his family. Puerto Rico is facing bankruptcy and looking for a federal bailout. Years of poor fiscal policies, government cronyism, overreach and interference in the free market has left the island-state with high unemployment and crippling debt. Hopefully the policy lessons of Puerto Rico’s struggles will not be lost on the governor. The island may be pretty but the economic challenges it faces - like Connecticut’s - are pretty ugly.
STAMFORD – The featured speaker at the Yankee Institute’s Policy Luncheon had a clear message for Connecticut’s policymakers and opinion leaders: “Fix the state’s unfunded liabilities now!” Curtis Dubay, a Connecticut native and Senior Tax Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. spoke to nearly 60 Yankee Institute ...