Driving Job Growth In Connecticut's Cities
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Driving Job Growth In Connecticut's Cities

Part of the CPI's urban policy project, this paper articulates six recommendations state government can take to provide employers with the tax, regulatory, workforce, and infrastructure support they need to locate in Connecticut’s cities and hire local residents.

Reducing Crime in Connecticut's Cities: A Four-Part Strategy
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Reducing Crime in Connecticut's Cities: A Four-Part Strategy

Part of the CPI's urban policy project, this paper reviews successful urban crime prevention strategies and recommends ways these strategies can be applied in Connecticut to reduce crime in the state’s urban areas.

Connecticut’s Urban Housing Policy: A New Approach
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Connecticut’s Urban Housing Policy: A New Approach

Part of the CPI's urban policy project, this paper details the shortcomings of urban housing policies in Connecticut and recommends ways the state can reorient housing programs to make them more equitable and effective.

Closing Connecticut’s Achievement Gap Through Public School Choice
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Closing Connecticut’s Achievement Gap Through Public School Choice

This paper recommends ways Connecticut state and local governments can close the state’s achievement gap through greater and more effective use of public school choice. The recommendations address how public schools are funded, what types of choices are available to students and their parents, and how families access information to make informed choices.

Building CT's Workforce: Integrating Career Education with Employer Needs
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Building CT's Workforce: Integrating Career Education with Employer Needs

This paper recommends a number of ways to strengthen linkages among Connecticut’s public education administration, technical high schools, community colleges, and employers.

Reforming Connecticut's Schools:
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Reforming Connecticut's Schools: "The Four Big Things"

This paper focuses on "The Four Big Things" Connecticut must do to improve its underperforming schools. "The Four Big Things" are based on reforms in other states that have proven to have the most significant positive impact on student outcomes.

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
National Drop in Violent Crime Passes CT By
Crime & Public Safety

National Drop in Violent Crime Passes CT By

Violent crime in Connecticut has remained relatively stable over the last ten years in spite of a nationwide decline, and has actually increased slightly since 2010

Unfunded Retiree Healthcare Liabilities Grew By $3.3 Billion From 2011-2013
Jobs & the Economy, Taxes & Government Spending, Healthcare

Unfunded Retiree Healthcare Liabilities Grew By $3.3 Billion From 2011-2013

When consistent accounting assumptions are applied, Connecticut’s unfunded liability in 2013 was higher than at any point during the prior seven years.

New Jobs Data -- CT Continues to Lag USA As A Whole
Jobs & the Economy

New Jobs Data -- CT Continues to Lag USA As A Whole

Looking beyond high month-to-month volatility, Connecticut has regained only 50% of payroll jobs lost during the last recession, while the United States as a whole has regained more than 90%.

Connecticut Jobs Data Snapshot

January 2014 Change from previous month CT Year-over-year growth rate USA Year-over-year growth rate.
Non-Farm Employment (Business Survey) 1,653,100 -10,400 +0.24% +1.67%
Residents Employed (Household Survey) 1,719,400 +10,000 -0.26% +1.23%