Bringing Paid Family & Medical Leave to Connecticut
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Bringing Paid Family & Medical Leave to Connecticut

In 2014, a state task force recommended that Connecticut adopt a mandatory, employee-funded family medical leave insurance program for all private and public employees. Is that a good idea?

How Connecticut Can Fix its Unclaimed Property Laws
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How Connecticut Can Fix its Unclaimed Property Laws

The state has an opportunity to make its unclaimed property system work better and generate additional revenue at a time of considerable fiscal stress. It should act.

Higher Education Funding in Connecticut: What Policymakers Should Know and Do
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Higher Education Funding in Connecticut: What Policymakers Should Know and Do

Even as costs at Connecticut's public colleges rise, graduation rates lag. The state's higher education funding system may be part of the problem. This paper proposes reforming the way the state funds its public colleges and universities.

Improving the Equity and Efficiency of Connecticut's K-12 Education Funding
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Improving the Equity and Efficiency of Connecticut's K-12 Education Funding

Connecticut has one of the country’s highest educational achievement gaps between high and low poverty students. This paper analyzes Connecticut’s current K-12 school funding system, explains why it's ineffective, and proposes a student-based funding formula.

Gateway to Connecticut Government

Jobs & the Economy

An Act Concerning Benefit Corporations and Encouraging Social Enterprise

Feb 14, 2014 • Referred to Committee
Crime & Public Safety

An Act Concerning Gun Prevention and Safety

Apr 03, 2013 • Public Act 13-3
Jobs & the Economy

Increase Minimum Wage from $8.25 to $9.75

Mar 01, 2013 • House Calendar Number 645
Taxes & Government Spending

FY 2014 – FY 2015 Governor’s Budget

Mar 01, 2013 • File Number 767
Connecticut Economy Continues to Struggle
Jobs & the Economy

Connecticut Economy Continues to Struggle

Connecticut residents’ quarterly wage and salary earnings have dropped by .03% since December 2010, even as wage & salary disbursements have grown in New England and the United States as a whole.

CT Debt Service & Retiree Benefit Spending is Highest in Nation
Jobs & the Economy, Taxes & Government Spending

CT Debt Service & Retiree Benefit Spending is Highest in Nation

CT's highest in the nation debt service and retiree benefit costs are driving ongoing deficits and lagging job growth. Read the full entry to learn more.

2014 CT Legislative Session: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Jobs & the Economy, Taxes & Government Spending, Education, Legislation

2014 CT Legislative Session: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Here are some of the session's most important policy developments, including what was good, what was bad, and and what was just plain ugly (spoiler alert: it's the budget).

Connecticut Jobs Data Snapshot

March 2016 Change from previous month CT Year-over-year growth rate USA Year-over-year growth rate.
Non-Farm Employment 1,685,600 +300 +0.9% +1.9%
Unemployment Rate 5.7% +0.2% -0.2% -0.5%