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Milton Friedman Day School Choice Lecture

Milton Friedman Day School Choice Lecture

The Yankee Institute honored the legacy of Dr. Milton Friedman on Wednesday, July 31 with a luncheon and policy discussion led by Jason Bedrick of the Cato Institute. The New Britain Herald's Scott Whipple called the event the best free lunch in central Connecticut....

Too Small to Keep

Too Small to Keep

Connecticut collects revenue from at least 371 unique sources of revenue, but the bottom 200 don't even produce 1 percent of total state revenue. Are these really worth keeping? Yankee examines the issue in Too Small to Keep. The research from the Yankee Institute...

Milton Friedman Legacy Day

Milton Friedman Legacy Day

Milton Friedman would have turned 101 years old this year. In celebration of this anniversary, please join the Yankee Institute in honoring Milton’s legacy! We'll be hosting a luncheon on Wednesday, July 31 at the Town and County Club in Hartford. Jason Bedrick of the...

Employee Freedom Week

34% of unionized Connecticut workers would quit their union if they could EAST HARTFORD – A third of union households in Connecticut say they would opt out of their union if given the chance, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of National Employee Freedom...

Connecticut Ranks 46th

Connecticut Ranks 46th

EAST HARTFORD – The new study by Arthur Laffer and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is the latest independent assessment reaching the same conclusion: Connecticut’s economy is among the very worst in the nation. In the annual “Rich States, Poor States”...

Happy Tax Freedom Day

EAST HARTFORD - Today is Tax Freedom Day in Connecticut, the day on which Connecticut residents finally stop working for the government and start working for themselves. Connecticut has the latest Tax Freedom Day of any state in the country, as calculated by the Tax...

Connecticut’s 371 Taxes and Fees

The State of Connecticut collects revenue from more than 371 unique sources according to the latest report from the Yankee Institute. While the cost of government has increased threefold over the past 40 years, the state's population and median income have failed to...

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