All Policy Papers

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.

Education

Closing Connecticut’s Achievement Gap Through Public School Choice

  • Sep 18, 2013
  • Daniella Rohr
Closing Connecticut’s Achievement Gap Through Public School Choice

This paper recommends ways Connecticut state and local governments can close the state’s achievement gap through greater and more effective use of public school choice. The recommendations address how public schools are funded, what types of choices are available to students and their parents, and how families access information to make informed choices.

Jobs & the Economy, Taxes & Government Spending, Education, Healthcare

Connecticut's Economic Scorecard

  • Jul 24, 2013
Connecticut's Economic Scorecard

This scorecard presents both lagging and leading indicators of Connecticut’s economic wellbeing across five dimension: economic performance, health outcomes, fiscal policy, workforce quality, and regulatory climate. The scorecard compares Connecticut to the country as a whole and to other culturally similar states in the northeast.

Jobs & the Economy, Regulation

Connecticut's Regulations: Examples Where the Costs Exceed the Benefits

  • Mar 13, 2013
Connecticut's Regulations: Examples Where the Costs Exceed the Benefits

This paper lays out a set of specific Connecticut regulations for which the benefits do not exceed the costs or for which the benefits could be achieved in less costly ways. It focuses specifically on certain occupational licensing requirements, employment regulations, and environmental regulations.

Jobs & the Economy, Education

Building CT's Workforce: Integrating Career Education with Employer Needs

  • Jan 09, 2013
  • John C. Calhoun and Herbert S. Winokur, Jr. ("Pug")
Building CT's Workforce: Integrating Career Education with Employer Needs

This paper recommends a number of ways to strengthen linkages among Connecticut’s public education administration, technical high schools, community colleges, and employers.