Connecticut's Legal Liability for Modifying Public Pension Benefits
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Connecticut's Legal Liability for Modifying Public Pension Benefits

This paper analyzes Connecticut’s leeway to make various changes to its pension plans in light of current state and federal law. It also discusses the implications of this analysis for public employees, taxpayers, and government officials as the state continues to consider various policies for addressing its public pension crisis.

Connecticut's Public Pensions Crisis: What's At Stake, and What Can We Do About It?
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Connecticut's Public Pensions Crisis: What's At Stake, and What Can We Do About It?

This slide deck ties together the CPI's work on the public policy and legal issues surrounding pension reform in CT. It includes data on the magnitude and consequences of the state's pension crisis, recommendations for reform, and analysis on the laws governing pension reform.

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

September 2014 Change from previous month CT Year-over-year growth rate USA Year-over-year growth rate.
Non-Farm Employment (3-month average) 1,671,933 +3,767 +0.8% +1.9%
Unemployment Rate 6.4% -0.2% -1.3% -1.3%