1National report card: Conn. education policy gets C+

The American Legislative Exchange Council gave Connecticut’s education policy a C+ and ranked the state 39th for its ability educate low-income students. Connecticut policies showed some improvement from last year when the state received a C- from ALEC, a national organization for conservative state lawmakers. In 2010, Connecticut ranked 29th in educating low-income students. The ...

1Why Obamacare will fail

Zachary Janowski, investigative reporter for the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, addresses the Connecticut Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society on January 18, 2012. Dr. Roger Pilon, a Cato Institute Scholar, spoke earlier in the morning about whether the individual mandate will hold up at the U.S. Supreme Court.  

2Concession agreement falls short on pension savings

The agreement to save money on state employee compensation negotiated by Gov. Dannel Malloy and the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition last year will save $3.5 billion over 20 years, according to the latest actuarial valuation, less than half of the $8.3 billion estimated by the administration last year. According to documents released last year ...

3East Haven Mayor appealing to keep his disability pension

East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr., who has been in the center of the news after the arrest of four East Haven police officers by federal investigators and ensuing inflammatory comments, is appealing a decision by the State Employee Retirement Commission to end his disability pension. Maturo received a pension for $40,113 in 2009, according ...