Policy Papers: Jobs & the Economy

Jobs & the Economy, Taxes & Government Spending, Healthcare

Bringing Paid Family & Medical Leave to Connecticut

  • Mar 29, 2016
  • Kian Hudson
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?

Jobs & the Economy, Taxes & Government Spending, Legislation

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

  • Nov 12, 2014
  • Ben Zimmer and Christopher L. Griffin, Jr.
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.

Jobs & the Economy, Taxes & Government Spending, Legislation

Connecticut's Legal Liability for Modifying Public Pension Benefits

  • Nov 12, 2014
  • Christopher L. Griffin, Jr.
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.

Jobs & the Economy, Taxes & Government Spending, Transportation & Infrastructure

Connecticut’s Urban Housing Policy: A New Approach

  • Mar 06, 2014
  • Don Poland
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.

Jobs & the Economy

Driving Job Growth In Connecticut's Cities

  • Mar 06, 2014
  • John C. Calhoun
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.