Yankee Institute Blog
One of the state’s residential facilities for the intellectually impaired was staffed using mandatory overtime 93 percent of the time even though Medicaid would fund half the cost of hiring more staff, according to a report by the Connecticut State Auditors.
State Treasurer Denise Nappier offered a presentation to the state’s Pension Sustainability Commission outlining the difficulties facing Connecticut’s Teachers Retirement System and suggested transferring $3 billion in state assets and bonds to teacher pension system.
Gov. Dannel Malloy’s budget chief offered a roadmap for Governor elect Ned Lamont’s new administration, which included eliminating scheduled tax cuts, cutting back Medicaid, reducing state aid to some municipalities, and transferring some teacher pension costs onto towns and cities.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation released a new tolling study by engineering consultants CDM Smith which outlined a proposal to install 82 electronic tolling gantries on all Connecticut’s major interstates and routes 15, 8, 9, and 2.
CTFastrak will be part of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s legacy in Connecticut and has been a political talking point for both sides of the aisle for years. A 12-hour bus ride helps tell the history, effect and possible future of CTFastrak.
Connecticut is often ranked low in terms of its business environment, but according to a new study from Yankee Institute, some towns manage to stand out from the rest.
The Service Employees International Union District 1199 ramped up their political spending in the final week before the election, surpassing $1 million spent on ads supporting Democratic candidates and targeting Republican candidate Bob Stefanowski.
The U.S. Department of Labor has ruled in favor of a challenge to the election of Jody Barr as executive director of AFSCME Council 4, according to emails from AFSCME Chief of Staff Troy Raccuia.
Connecticut State Auditors found 47 students were enrolled in magnet schools outside of the lottery process during the 2016-2017 school year in a new audit of the State Department of Education, potentially violating the 1996 Sheff v. O’Neill State Supreme Court ruling.
Government union officials and executives were compensated for a full day of union business leave during a three hour union convention.