Yankee Institute Blog
Public Transportation and Fringe Benefit Costs Grow Much Faster than Connecticut Transportation Revenue
Connecticut’s transportation funding problems have been blamed on increasing debt costs, but a look at the history of transportation spending in Connecticut shows that, when adjusted for inflation, the biggest cost increases have been for public transportation and fringe benefits for employees.
Before Janus v. AFSCME there was Rebecca Friedrichs: A Q&A with The Teacher Who Almost Won a Supreme Court Decision
The Supreme Court in June decided in favor of Mark Janus in the hotly contested case, Janus v. AFSCME, essentially allowing public sector employees to keep their jobs without being forced to pay fees to a union. Although the decision was seen as a blow to government...
When given the choice between Connecticut’s failing pension system and the state’s defined contribution plan, Robert Guynn took the road less traveled — and he’s doing fine.
Gov. Dannel Malloy signed an executive order on Tuesday forcing another study on how to implement electronic tolls on Connecticut’s highways and it potential effect on commuters.
Cheryl tried to opt out of her union based on her religious beliefs and donate her fees to charity. They wouldn’t let her.
Federal regulation change could end union dues deduction for personal care attendants in Connecticut
A proposed rule change by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services could end the practice of automatically deducting union dues from personal care attendants in Connecticut who are paid with Medicaid funds.
Some states are looking for ways to sidestep the Supreme Court’s Janus decision. New York offers a prime example.
Connecticut contains a mere 1 percent of the total national population across fifty states, but its metropolitan areas occupied three spots in 24/7 Wall Street’s list of cities residents are fleeing.
Connecticut ranked 43rd in the country in Wallethub’s annual ranking of Best and Worst States to Start a Business.
AFSCME’s Director of Collective Bargaining and Organizing Kevin Murphy was expected to take the lead role, but an eligibility challenge and subsequent investigation found Murphy was not a “member in good standing” because he failed to pay his dues on time and barred from the union election.