Policy News

Friday, October 12, 2018
CCP Policy Update (10/12/2018)

HARTFORD, CT -- CCP gives an update about news of proposed regulations that would curtail the right to assemble on federal land.

Monday, October 8, 2018
What price do Connecticut residents pay for state and local government?

HARTFORD, CT -- Conventional wisdom is that the total price charged by the state and its local governments in Connecticut is one of the most burdensome in the country. A common measure upon which this conclusion is based is the total amount we residents pay in state and local taxes, relative to our aggregate personal income, i.e., our capacity to pay.  On this basis, the Tax Foundation tells us that Connecticut ranks either first or second highest in the nation, depending on which of two analytic models it uses. However, taxes are not the only price paid to governments. Residents also pay a number of fees and other charges, separate and distinct from taxes. By Bill Cibes

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
CCP Policy Update (10/2/2018)

HARTFORD, CT -- CCP gives updates on civic engagement efforts by Connecticut funders and nonprofits (two events are on October 3, so register today!); and current Federal developments on: the Public Charge for Immigrants; regulations in response to the SALT workarounds; and the Johnson Amendment.

Monday, August 27, 2018
Vast Web Works to Meet Connecticut's Labor Challenges

HARTFORD, CT -- While experts say the Malloy administration has made progress on those workforce goals over the past eight years, challenges remain — a point the governor himself concedes as he enters his final four months in office. While Connecticut's workforce remains highly educated and productive, many industries report difficulties filling positions, including manufacturing, construction, transportation and logistics and health care, to name a few.

Sunday, August 26, 2018
Legal Challenge Seeks to End Prison Gerrymandering in CT

HARTFORD, CT -- Connecticut has repeatedly considered "anti-prison gerrymandering" legislation during the past decade – in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016 – but that legislation has failed to pass.  A 2013 report by the Prison Policy initiative and Common Cause found that almost half of the state’s prison population comes from the state’s five largest cities, but almost two-thirds of the state’s prison cells are located in just five small towns – Cheshire, East Lyme, Enfield, Somers, and Suffield.