Category: Policy & Research

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

Stress at work — Study Proves the Obvious

Study shows many in U.S. face a ‘pressured and hectic’ workplace Aug 20, 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile. So concludes an in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard…

CRISIS — Care4Kids is being Destroyed

Update: Care4Kids Slots Continue to Decrease posted by Kayla Goldfarb – CAHS From May 2016 to May 2017, Connecticut continued to lose child care slots for low-income families and children, with more than 5,100 slots lost to cut backs in just one…

Trump Trying to Dismantle Investment Protections for Retirees

Act to Protect the retirement security of millions of working people Submit your letter! by: Economic Policy Institute Submit a comment to the Department of Labor today to protect the hard-earned retirement savings of current and future retirees. Donald Trump’s Secretary…

Base Budget on FACTS not myths.

Connecticut’s millionaire migration myth  Ellen Shemitz and Derek Thomas–Connecticut Voices for Children — in CT Mirror Viewpoints As the legislature toils to come to consensus on this year’s budget, we urge them to make decisions grounded in facts, research, and…

Expensive Day Care Driving Women From The Work Force?

Why are so many women dropping out of the workforce? By Natalie Kitroeff — Los Angeles Times — May 28, 2017 Mari Villaluna never wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. The 36-year-old spent a decade building up a resume as a…

Invest — Don’t Cut Taxes – Says Nobel Prize Winner

Nobel Laureate Urges Caution On Tax Cutting In Connecticut By HARRIET JONES • WNPR Nobel prize-winning economist Robert Shiller says Connecticut shouldn’t be cutting taxes in order to keep corporations in the state. Shiller, who is a professor of economics at…