Yankee Institute for Public Policy

Tax on Low-wage Jobs: Fewer Jobs, Higher Prices

Yankee Institute for Public Policy
April 9, 2015

The lowest wage a person can earn is not the minimum wage - currently $9.15 an hour in Connecticut. It’s zero. That’s what people earn when they don’t have a job.

Wrong Track: Reprioritizing Our Transportation Needs

Suzanne Bates
March 16, 2015

As with much of the rest of the nation, Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure needs upgrading.

Restoring Power: How Lawmakers Can Lower Your Electric Bill

David G. Tuerck, Paul Bachman and Michael Head
January 28, 2015

Connecticutt needs to rescind its renewable power mandate. The mandate has increased prices and limited the choice of energy users while doing nothing for the environment.

Ignoring It Won’t Make it Go Away: Connecticut’s $51 Billion Unfunded Retiree Liability

J. Scott Moody and Wendy P. Warcholik
February 1, 2010

Connecticut’s state government administers retirement benefits for state employees, teachers, and those in the judicial system. These three groups include about 175,000 working or retired people.

Gov. Malloy’s Many Tax Hikes

February 22, 2011

Gov. Malloy’s Proposed Tax Increases

Obamacare for CT to Bust Budget

Marc Kilmer
February 1, 2010


Education Model Policy Manual

Richard Fusco and Armand A. Fusco, ED.D.
March 3, 2010

School board policies that are found in a policy manual provide the parameters for the administration to manage the district based on the beliefs and philosophy of each board of education. The importance of policies cannot be overemphasized because in addition to establishing the guidelines for the administration, they also should serve to prevent the loss, abuse or misuse of school human, physical and financial resources thereby maximizing available resources.

How Much Does Each Diploma Cost?

June 14, 2010

HARTFORD – The average Connecticut high school graduate cost taxpayers about $133,000 from kindergarten through senior year, according to new research by the Yankee Institute.

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