Yankee Institute Blog

Who Looks Out for the Little Guy?

Yesterday morning, Yankee Institute president Carol Platt Liebau was a guest on WATR-Waterbury's "Talk of the Town" with Larry Rifkin (and she'll be joining Pastor Will on WTIC tomorrow). One of the most interesting parts of the discussion focused on the growing sense...

“Public” Health, Indeed

It's the kind of information that's released on a summer Friday -- when no one's supposed to be paying attention -- for a reason. After all the self-congratulation about how well Connecticut's version of ObamaCare is "working," it's profoundly alarming to learn that...

No State Money for Rock Cats’ Move

Hartford is a city plagued with a variety of public policy problems -- not least the misuse of city funds and other financial mismanagement.  And it's afflicted by a host of urban ills -- including a poverty rate second only to Detroit (as of 2012) and the highest...

A DOA Idea: Raising the Federal Gas Tax

Just last Friday, Connecticut's junior US Senator, Chris Murphy, proposed a hike in the federal gas tax, insisting it could be used for the repair of Connecticut's infrastructure. No doubt infrastructure is important -- one of government's true, legitimate tasks....

Comfortable Pension Cronyism in the Capitol

Once again, the government class in Hartford is looking after its own. In the wake of the governor's nomination of two new 66-year-old judges (along with some other nominees in their sixties), there was some well-deserved bipartisan outrage.  That's because, in under...

A Different Kind of Pension Outrage

Everyone knows that Connecticut's pension system has some serious unfunded liabilities.  But state employee pension rules need more than fiscal reform. In a new outrage, a UConn music professor -- who has been confronted by serious allegations of child abuse -- has...

Yankee on Q Poll: Sign Of The Times

EAST HARTFORD - A new Quinnipiac poll highlights how badly Connecticut's people have been hurt by state government's tax-and-spend policies.  After being subjected to the largest tax increase in history in 2011 along with 77 fee increases, not surprisingly, fully 78%...

Liebau Named New President of Yankee Institute

East Hartford, CT – The Yankee Institute for Public Policy, one of the nation’s oldest state-based think tanks, announced today that its board of directors has appointed Carol Platt Liebau as its new President. Liebau will lead the Institute’s efforts to develop and...

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