Yankee Institute Blog
New state and municipal employees might want to read the fine print on new AFSCME union membership cards before signing.
Moody’s Investment Services warned that Connecticut’s debt service, pension liabilities and retiree healthcare liabilities – known as the state’s fixed costs – “will continue to weigh” on the state, even with healthy revenue growth in a report on surging pension liabilities.
Connecticut owes more on the state credit card per resident than nearly every other state in the country, according to a new study.
Lawmakers short-changed Connecticut’s Special Transportation Fund by $650 million between 2011 and 2017, according to a transportation funding document released by Senate Republicans — more than enough to pay Connecticut’s portion of the new commuter rail line from New Haven to Springfield, Massachusetts.
Property taxes and revenue to Connecticut municipalities has more than doubled since 1981, while Connecticut residents’ median income levels have grown very little, according to a new report.
Connecticut municipalities are over-appraising low-value homes, driving up property taxes for those who can least afford it.
A dollar may not go very far these days, but according to an analysis by the Tax Foundation, even $100 doesn’t go very far in Connecticut.
In the old days, becoming a public servant meant receiving less take-home pay but getting good benefits. It was a trade-off some were willing to make, but that trade-off has eroded in Connecticut.
Not everything is sales tax free next week.
Toll revenue numbers presented to the Bond Commission don’t appear to add up.