The List of Lasts

The List of Lasts

EAST HARTFORD - The Yankee Institute for Public Policy purchased a full page advertisement (PDF) in four Connecticut newspapers today to highlight the disgraceful list of lasts Connecticut has compiled in recent years. "We aren't just doing worse than average," said...
2012 Policy Guide

2012 Policy Guide

Connecticut’s State Motto is Qui Transtulit Sustinet, He Who Transplanted Still Sustains. But over the last twenty years, state trends point to a different reality: He who transplanted is transplanting again to sustain. Connecticut suffered a net loss of 325,526...
Benedict Predicts the Fall of Foxwoods

Benedict Predicts the Fall of Foxwoods

WEST HARTFORD - At a breakfast organized by the Yankee Institute, author Jeff Benedict predicted the eventual collapse of Foxwoods as one of Connecticut's most lucrative enterprises. Courant reporter Rick Green covered the event held at Rockledge Country Club in West...
Standing Up for Fiscal Sanity

Standing Up for Fiscal Sanity

Rocky Hill, CT - Yankee Institute Executive Director Fergus Cullen appeared on the Connecticut Business and Industry Association's "State Fiscal Issues" panel on Friday, September 10, 2010 at the Rocky Hill Marriott. With the State of Connecticut facing a potential...

What is the Overton Window?

The Overton Window - the title of Glenn Beck's new political thriller novel - is a concept of political theory developed by a scholar at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Joseph Overton. From Mackinac: Joseph Overton observed that when public policies in a given...

Out-migration Weakening CT

By Fergus Cullen - This article originally appeared in the Connecticut Post on October 8, 2009 Download our report on Migration now! Over the last two decades, one in 10 Connecticut residents left the state. Of those who remain, 45 percent say they have considered...
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