HARTFORD – Pensions for two dozen retired state employees exceeded the governor’s salary of $150,000 in 2010, according to new data posted to the Yankee Institute’s CT Sunlight Project (www.ctsunlight.org). A total of 378 retired state workers received pensions of...read more
by Nick Dranias and Fergus Cullen No one particularly likes negative political ads. Having them paid for with tax dollars is worse. But what’s most offensive is when government uses public funds to help some candidates while discouraging others from speaking to...read more
Check out this video of Cato's Ed Crane at an event in Florida. He talked about reducing federal intrusion into the lives of citizens. Under Ed's leadership, the Cato Institute has grown to become one of the nation’s most prominent public policy research...read more
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
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