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Thorson quoted in CT Mirror article on Connecticut's tax myth

November 22, 2019

CT Mirror

Emily Thorson

Emily Thorson

The income-tax-as-temporary complaint has taken root among [Connecticut] Republicans in recent years and blossomed on Twitter and Facebook. The problem is that it's a myth. Emily Thorson, assistant professor of political science, says falsehoods about policies, as opposed to people, have their own dynamic. They can slip into public consciousness over time, especially when they take root outside political campaigns, where candidates are challenged by opponents and fact-checked by journalists. “With policy perceptions, it’s not about what a candidate did or didn’t do,” she says. “Misconceptions about a particular policy, these are pretty common.” Thorson was interviewed for the CT Mirror article "Debunking Connecticut’s enduring tax myth." 11/22/19

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