Category: Policy & Research

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

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…

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…