The Future of Public Pensions in Connecticut

  • Feb 21, 2013
  • 3:30 pm
  • Central Connecticut State University

The CPI participated in a forum on Connecticut's public pensions at CCSU, moderated by former Democratic governor candidate Ned Lamont.  A video of of the event is available at this link.

Topics discussed included: Will defined benefits or defined contributions be the way to go? How are public pensions being funded currently and will this be adequate for the future? What is happening to pension funding in the current (proposed) budget?

Panelists were:

Wade Gibson, Senior Policy Fellow at Connecticut Voices for Children
Ben Zimmer, Executive Director of the Connecticut Policy Institute
Steve Greatorex, Employee Trustee, Connecticut State Employees Retirement Commission


Hartford's "I-Quilt" Plan: Pros and Cons of Proposed Government Spending

  • Sep 20, 2012
  • 5:00 PM
  • Hartford Public Library • 500 Main Street • Hartford, CT 06103

Panel discussion of Hartford's iQuilt plan.  You can watch a video of the event here.


Reforming Connecticut's Schools: Lessons From Other States

  • Sep 19, 2012
  • 4 PM
  • General Electric Campus 3135 Easton Turnpike Fairfield, CT 06828

Presentation by Governor Jeb Bush, Founder & Chairman, Foundation for Excellence in Education.  You can watch a full video of the event here and read a summary of the event here.


Press Briefing on Education Reform

  • Mar 06, 2012
  • 11 AM
  • Legislative Office Building room 2B, Hartford

The CPI will be hosting a press briefing announcing the release of our policy paper on education reform.  The briefing will take place in Hartford at the Legislative Office Building, room 2B, at 11 am.  We will briefly introduce our paper before taking questions.


Connecticut Education Reform: The Pros and Cons of Public School Choice

  • Jan 19, 2012
  • Yale University, New Haven, CT

Read a summary of the event here, and listen to the full audio recording below.