Unequal Pay

State employees earn at least 25 percent more than similar non-government workers in Connecticut, according to the latest Yankee Institute study.
Is this fair?

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It’s a Question of Fairness

The study we released today, Unequal Pay: Public Vs. Private Sector Compensation in Connecticut, shows that state employees make an average of 25 to 46 percent more than private sector workers with similar skills and experience.

This isn’t fair, and it isn’t sustainable.

The study highlights one of the primary reasons for our budget crisis, and at the same time provides a concrete solution – it’s time to reform public sector pay and benefits.

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What does your town spend per person?

Nearly half of the taxes paid by Connecticut residents are property taxes, yet many local officials don’t know how spending in their town compares with spending in other towns.

Today, the Yankee Institute released a study, Taxes at Home: A Comparison of Municipal Spending, that will help residents and local officials begin to make these comparisons.

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