Since the Hartford Courant published YI Policy Director Heath W. Fahle's piece on e-governance on Sunday, January 9, the buzz about e-gov has been, well, buzzing.
HARTFORD – The number of retired state employees collecting annual pensions of more than $100,000 has risen to 299 people, a new analysis by the Yankee Institute shows. Of those, 81 individuals receive more than
HARTFORD – The conviction of Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez on corruption charges brings attention to the practice of trading political support for government jobs. A Yankee Institute review of members of the Hartford Democratic Town
HARTFORD – The Yankee Institute announces that it has updated its CTSunlight.org website by adding 2009 payroll data for all state employees. The data shows that 1,293 state employees earned more than Gov. Jodi Rell’s
HARTFORD –The Yankee Institute for Public Policy unveiled its TweetCT Project today, their latest effort to improve transparency and communication among Connecticut’s elected officials. The tool is available online at www.TweetCT.org. “Transparency opens government to
HARTFORD – More than a thousand state employees are paid more than Gov. M. Jodi Rell, according to data now available to the public at www.CTsunlight.org, and a dozen earn an annual salary of more
HARTFORD – The Connecticut Department of Corrections hired Huggles the Clown for $600. The Department of Veteran’s Affairs spent $1,210 on New York Yankees tickets. A total of 1,137 state employees are paid more than
by Fergus Cullen and Tamara Tragakiss, Published in the Hartford Courant on September 1, 2009 ‘Thank You for Smoking,” Christopher Buckley’s satirical novel turned Hollywood comedy, overlooked the biggest smoking addict of all: state governments.
The Yankee Institute’s new study “The Care and Feeding of Connecticut’s Congressmen” has taxpayers grumbling all across Connecticut today as they learn about how their Member of Congress spends their hard-earned tax dollars. Among the
TRANSPARENCY FOR THE FIRST TIME Published on August 8, 2009 by the Yankee Institute for Public Policy How much responsibility does any single member of Congress have for the $3 trillion Federal budget? It’s impossible