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,...read more
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...read more
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,...read more
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%...read more
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.read more
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...read more
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The Yankee Institute for Public Policy Studies is a research and citizen education organization founded in 1984 under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. As one of America’s oldest state-based think tanks, Yankee develops and advocates for free market, limited government public policy solutions in Connecticut.