Yankee Institute Blog
Gov. Dannel Malloy’s $10 million bond for a new study on tolls sailed through rough waters during the Bond Commission meeting today, but ultimately the governor had his way.
Don Shubert, head of the Connecticut Construction Industries Association, and Mary Tomolonius, executive director for the Connecticut Association for Community Transportation, implored supporters and members to attend tomorrow's Bond Commission...
Connecticut’s new Pension Sustainability Commission held a press conference today in the Legislative Office Building to announce its mission: to consider transferring state assets to Connecticut’s pension funds to help reduce the state’s unfunded liabilities.
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.