Policy Papers: Taxes & Government Spending

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?

Taxes & Government Spending, Government Administration, Legislation

How Connecticut Can Fix its Unclaimed Property Laws

  • Feb 03, 2016
  • John Ehrett
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.

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.

Taxes & Government Spending, Education

CPI School Funding Presentation, 5-22-14

  • May 28, 2014
  • Ben Zimmer
CPI School Funding Presentation, 5-22-14

CPI presentation on public school funding in Connecticut, from Educational Empowerment Summit in Bridgeport on May 22, 2014.