This award goes to the overall worst policy idea of the legislative session. It may go to a proposed bill that the legislature did not pass, or to a proposal ultimately enacted into law.
Based on the award issued by U.S. Senator William Proxmire (D-Wisconsin) in the 1970s and 80s, this award goes to the most wasteful expenditure of public funds each session.
Legislatures often waste precious hours on agenda items with little or no relationship to constituents’ material wellbeing. This award goes to the legislature’s biggest time-waster each session.
This award goes to the most outlandish statement made in connection with the current legislative session. The statement may be absurd on its own terms, or in connection with its broader context.
For the third straight year, the 2015 legislative session will feature the CPI's, "Connecticut's Choice Legislative Awards" -- a lighthearted way for Connecticut residents to engage with the legislative session and hold political leaders accountable. Anyone can submit a nomination for an award and the winners are determined entirely by popular voting on our website.
How It Works
The award-winners from the 2014 session are listed below the current 2015 nominees.