All Policy Papers

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.

Education

Interactive Tool -- Teacher Absence Rates by School & District

  • Apr 21, 2014
  • Nipun Kant
Interactive Tool -- Teacher Absence Rates by School & District

Interactive tool depicting rates of teacher absences in Connecticut public and charter schools between the 2001-02 and 2009-10 school years, with accompanying analysis.

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.

Crime & Public Safety

Reducing Crime in Connecticut's Cities: A Four-Part Strategy

  • Mar 06, 2014
  • Ben Zimmer & Jackson Busch
Reducing Crime in Connecticut's Cities: A Four-Part Strategy

Part of the CPI's urban policy project, this paper reviews successful urban crime prevention strategies and recommends ways these strategies can be applied in Connecticut to reduce crime in the state’s urban areas.