Category: Policy & Research

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

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…

Millionaires Migrating Away Is A Myth

Study dispels myth about millionaire migration in the US May 26, 2016 — American Sociological Association — Published in Science Daily Summary: The view that the rich are highly mobile has gained much political traction in recent years and has…

Technology and Our Destiny

Beyond Basic Income: Claiming Our Right to Govern Technology Annette Bernhardt, Director, Low-Wage Work Program, UC Berkeley Labor Center, Published in MEDIUM, MAY 11, 2017, One common characteristic of universal basic income advocates, and indeed progressives and labor more generally, is a…

It’s Hot Hot Hot in CT – Much Above Average

Swath of States Experiencing Hottest Year to Date By Andrea Thompson Published: May 8th, 2017, Climate Central For a swath of states from New Mexico over to Florida and up to Ohio, 2017 has been the hottest year on record…