Category: Policy & Research

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

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…

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…