Category: Policy & Research

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

Don’t Count on Trump Infrastructure Spending

June 5, 2017 at 12:58 pm by Josh Bivens and Hunter Blair for EPI Trump’s infrastructure plans are empty promises not backed by money  It has been declared “infrastructure week” by the Trump administration. On the face of it, that should…

New Report – Punished for Taking Medical Leave – Wal-Mart

Report: “Pointing Out: How Walmart Unlawfully Punishes Workers for Medical Absences” Executive Summary: Walmart is proud of its heritage as a family-founded company. Ironically, while the Walton family touts its family values, Walmart’s absence control program punishes workers who need…

Study – Wal-Mart Sucking Public Revenue Dry

OMG — It’s Gone Up to $7.8 Billion! Report by: Americans For Tax Fairness WALMART ON TAX DAY: How Taxpayers Subsidize America’s Biggest Employer and Richest Family: Introduction On tax day, when millions of American taxpayers and small businesses pay…

CT Migration – Good News Bad News – Up and Down

What are Connecticut’s population trends and who is migrating? Primary Author: Manisha Srivastava, CT Office of Policy and Management – Contributor: Michelle Riordan-Nold, CT Data Collaborative – But there are positive trends. The state gains prime working age adults and…

Cut EITC – Raise Income Inequality Raise Tax Unfairness

Connecticut’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): In a Low-Wage Economy, the EITC is More Important than Ever Derek Thomas, M.P.A and Ray Noonan – CT Voices for Children Every job should allow parents to provide food, shelter, and financial security…