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Should Connecticut repeal the estate and gift taxes? Should members of the military and their spouses be forced to jump through the red tape of Connecticut’s occupational licensing laws? These are just two of the many bills that were debated throughout this week. Below is a run down on which bills Yankee testified on and our position.read more
After a long career working for international banks that specialized in developing countries, John Caracciolo decided to retire with his family in Barkhamstead for the good schools and the quiet countryside.
That was six years ago. Now John is rethinking that decision.read more
A bill that would roll back the controversial state practice of civil asset forfeiture is headed for a public hearing before the Banking Committee on Thursday.
The proposed bill would require a criminal conviction in order for the state to forfeit property related to the commission of a crime.read more
The few hundred wealthy families who pay an outsized share of Connecticut’s tax burden are having a big effect on Connecticut’s budget deficit.
According to projections by the Office of Fiscal Analysis, the state’s take from top taxpayers is going down, although the causes of the decrease remain uncertain.read more
Yankee Institute testified on twenty-three bills this week in our continuing effort to give you a voice in the state capitol building. Below is a run-down of each of the bills and Yankee’s position.read more
Connecticut may be in dire straits at the moment, but some lawmakers are looking to turn things around by sponsoring bills that can help Connecticut get back on the right track. To be sure there are many more pieces of legislation introduced that deserve credit, but for now here are twelve bills in particular that will make the necessary reforms for Connecticut and its residents to grow and thrive.read more
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.