Category: Policy & Research

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

Corp. Taxes as Share of Economy at Historical Lows

It’s time for corporations to pay their fair share of taxes Economic Snapshot • By Josh Bivens • May 18, 2017 for EPI.org It is often claimed that American corporate tax rates are much-higher than our international peers, and that…

Top CEOs Make 350 Times More Than Average Employee

Study Shows Income Gap Avoiding corporate income taxes is one way CEOs boost their companies’ profits and thereby increase their own pay. $13.1M The average compensation for an S&P 500 CEO last year. 347 Times more the average S&P 500…

A Better CT Budget Needs New Revenue

May 2017 A Better Approach to Budgeting: Concerns about the Austerity Approach of State Budget Proposals Connecticut’s budget is the clearest statement of its policy priorities. As such, it should prioritize revenue and expense options that advance long-term inclusive economic…

Personal Financial insecurity/lack of savings costs cities – BIG bucks

2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images. Diana Elliott Financially insecure residents can cost cities millions No matter how robust a city’s economy, its budgetary bottom line is affected by financially insecure residents. In findings released today, the Urban Institute examines the cost of residents’ financial…

Business Tax Incentives Need Review and TRANSPARENCY

KEITH M. PHANEUF | March 20, 2017 Lembo renews push for outside review of business incentives State Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo has renewed his push to require an independent analysis of the hundreds of millions of dollars in economic incentives…