Category: Policy & Research

Research, analysis, criticism and policies on topics of importance to progressive thinkers in Connecticut

Trump Says — OK To Steal Workers’ Money

News from EPI: Proposed rule would protect employers who steal workers’ hard-earned tips By Heidi Shierholz • December 2017  Today the Trump administration took their first major step towards allowing employers to legally take tips earned by the workers they employ. The…

Destroy Unions – Dis-invest in infrastructure — What do you get?

Wisconsin Has Seen Largest Middle-Class Decline Of Any State, Study Finds Wisconsin’s middle class saw the steepest decline in the country since 2000, according to a new study. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture (CC-BY) Economist Says De-Unionization, Recession, Erosion Of Manufacturing Are Factors…

Are You a Loser? Over 77,000 to lose health care in CT

Estimated 77,500 people lose health care in the 2018-2019 state budget Posted on October 31, 2017 by universalhealthct By Rosana G. Ferraro Governor Malloy has signed the budgetand health care for low-income people took a huge hit. Who loses?  How many people are affected?…

The Trickle Down Lie — Again and Again and Again………

Cutting corporate taxes will not boost American wages EPI Report • By Josh Bivens • October 25, 2017   The Trump administration is marketing its plan to give huge tax cuts to the richest U.S. households with a bold but fanciful claim: that these…

Privatization — Less Services — More Costly

Why Privatization Is a Disaster for Any Democratic Society “In a totally free market health care system, you must be willing to let some patients die.” –By Paul Buchheit / AlterNet/  October 5, 2017–   Boston, MA-January 15, 2017. Protesters at “Our First…

Huge Disparities Widen — Hurting Economy

Report: CT’s low-income jobs on the rise —PATRICIA DADDONA— Hartford Business Journal– Connecticut’s share of low-income jobs has ticked up by 1.3 percentage points since 2011, according to a report from New Haven-based Connecticut Voices for Children. According to the…