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We believe voters make better choices when quality policy analysis and opinion are available to clarify policy choices and to back-up or refute ideological or consensus-based views. We hope to generate interest in and ease access to that information.
In 2014, a state legislative task force recommended that Connecticut adopt a mandatory, employee-funded family medical leave insurance program for all private and public employees. This paper analyzes this proposal and offers a few recommendations for improving it.
Connecticut's unclaimed property system is broken. The state has an opportunity to make that system work better and generate additional revenue at a time of considerable fiscal stress. It should act.
Instead of distributing money in block grants to higher education institutions, Connecticut should provide a core funding payment and performance funding payment to the state’s public universities.