Category: Policy & Research

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

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…

Connecticut Youth Opportunity Atlas

March 2017 Connecticut Youth Opportunity Atlas This report analyzes town-by-town data to map outcomes related to opportunity such as teen birth rates and academic achievement. This analysis helps to understand the key factors that set the stage for youth opportunity…