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Will the tobacco settlement payments go up in smoke?

In December 1995, Massachusetts attorney general Scott Harshbarger filed a civil suit against the tobacco industry. The Commonwealths lawsuit charged that the tobacco industry had conducted research into the addictive properties of nicotine and used this research to willfully manipulate the nicotine level of cigarettes in order to addict smokers and increase cigarette sales. The lawsuit asked the court for damages to compensate the Commonwealth for expenditures paid to treat smoking-related illnesses. At the time this litigation was filed, Massachusetts was the fifth state in the nation to ...
Fiscal Facts , Issue Spr , Pages 1-5

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Bends in the river: a natural history of the Connecticut Valley metal trade

Regional Review , Issue Win , Pages 6-12

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The shrinking of Connecticut's big cities

Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 9-11

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Reforming Connecticut’s Education Aid Formula to Achieve Equity and Adequacy across School Districts

Connecticut’s public K–12 education system relies heavily on local funding, resulting in substantial disparities between affluent districts and low-income districts with a large proportion of socioeconomically disadvantaged students whoare more costly to educate. Despite recent improvements, the existing state aid formula has been criticized for failing to provide sufficient funding to districts with the fewest resources and the highest education costs. To help improve state aiddistribution, this report estimates a “cost-capacity gap,” which measures the difference between a ...
New England Public Policy Center Research Report , Paper 21-1

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Perspectives on the Eventual Economic Recovery

The past year with the pandemic has been grueling. Eleven months after the initial outbreak, economic outcomes for individuals and businesses still remain closely tied to finding and implementing effective public health policy. However, with the successful development of multiple vaccines, it is now possible to imagine much better macroeconomic outcomes ahead. My view is that policymakers must work to ensure that the benefits of the eventual recovery are widely shared. As I’ve mentioned, I believe that as we think about recovery from the pandemic, we should take the time to look for ways ...
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Comments on 2000 benchmark revisions to regional employment data

New England Economic Indicators , Issue Apr , Pages i-vi

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Statecraft: economic ambitions in Connecticut

Regional Review , Issue Fall , Pages 6-12

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New ways of evaluating state unemployment insurance

Comparisons among state unemployment insurance systems can be misleading. Frequently quoted indicators of the generosity of their benefits, competitiveness, and adherence to the experience-rating principal are influenced by states' relative economic conditions, thereby obscuring underlying structural differences. Moreover, because the indicators are statewide averages, they obscure important intrastate differences in tax and benefit treatment across types of firms and workers. This article offers alternative indicators based on a simulation approach designed to alleviate these problems. The ...
New England Economic Review , Issue Mar , Pages 15-40

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The economic performance of the New England states in 1996; an overview

New England Economic Indicators , Issue Jun , Pages 23-30

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Comments on 2001 benchmark revisions to regional employment data

In March 2002, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released revised state and regional employment data based on the 2001 benchmark, affecting data for 2000 and 2001. Contrary to the employment boost shown in last year's revisions, the 2002 revisions increased New England's measured employment levels slightly for 2000 and reduced them in nearly all states and industries for 2001. Furthermore, the revisions show that the recession that began in 2001 had a deeper impact on employment in the region than in the nation, as New England's year-end employment decreased for the first time in a ...
New England Economic Indicators , Issue Apr , Pages i-vi

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