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...
Voters Skeptical About Budget

Voters Skeptical About Budget

EAST HARTFORD – The good news for Gov. Dannel Malloy is that he enjoys his highest approval ratings ever, at 54 percent, according to a new poll by the Yankee Institute. The bad news is that voters don’t like his new budget proposals and only 42 percent of Connecticut...

Connecticut’s Taxes and Fees 2012

EAST HARTFORD - The Yankee Institute for Public Policy released today the updated version of its Taxes and Fees flyer for Fiscal Year 2010 and 2011. "Connecticut's state government spending is dramatically outpacing population growth, median income, and the gross...

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...
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

Gov. Malloy’s Proposed Tax Increases Gov. Malloy has proposed dozens of tax increases across 25 categories of taxes. This is a conservative count; we aren’t counting each separate expansion of the sales tax as a separate tax hike, though of course they are. Income...