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Ed Crane on the Size of the Federal Government

Check out this video of Cato's Ed Crane at an event in Florida.  He talked about reducing federal intrusion into the lives of citizens.  Under Ed's leadership, the Cato Institute has grown to become one of the nation’s most prominent public policy research...

Jepsen, Lamont Join McComish

Jepsen, Lamont Join McComish

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Free Speech Case Affecting Connecticut In 10 Days HARTFORD – Oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court in McComish v Bennett, an important free speech case concerning taxpayer funded political campaigns, are scheduled for Monday,...

The Numbers Don’t Lie

CapitolWatch spotted a recent Quinnipiac poll that confirms the results of the poll the Yankee Institute conducted a couple weeks ago. In the Yankee poll, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal to eliminate the $500 state tax credit was the least popular part of...

1,126 paid more than the Governor

1,126 paid more than the Governor

HARTFORD – The Yankee Institute announced that it has posted 2010 payroll data for all state employees at CTSunlight.org. The data shows that 1,126 state employees earned more than the governor’s salary of $150,000 last year. “This data is especially relevant now,...

CT Voters Oppose Malloy Tax Hikes

CT Voters Oppose Malloy Tax Hikes

HARTFORD – A new poll of likely voters shows strong support for Governor Malloy’s proposed spending cuts but strong opposition to his proposed tax increases. 57% of voters think the budget deficit should be addressed “entirely” or “mainly” though spending cuts. 30%...

Gov. Malloy’s Many Tax Hikes

Gov. Malloy’s Many Tax Hikes

Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s budget increases taxes twenty one different ways and eliminates numerous exemptions to raise even more revenue. With the economy in trouble and struggling to grow jobs, these tax increases are the wrong solution for Connecticut’s future.

School Choice Films and Resources

There are several independent films that depict the benefits of school choice.  Be sure to check out the trailers for the following movies: Waiting for Superman shadows several students across the country hoping to attend their local charter school via lottery...

Connecticut Education Rankings

Connecticut ranks 7th in the country in graduation rates – with 77% of its students graduating. Raising Hale’s Zachary Janowski discovered that the average cost of a public school diploma in CT (cumulative spending for K-12) is $133,000. With such an impressive...

School Choice in the 50 States

School choice options vary from state to state, with some providing several options to families, while others are more restrictive.  Some states, for example, do not have legislation that allows cyber schools or tax credits. This map from the Foundation for...

School Choice Benefits

This is National School Choice Week, celebrating the options that many parents across the country have for the education of their children.  School choice can refer to public charter schools, public virtual schools, school vouchers, tax credits, and homeschooling....

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