CCSU's Institute for Regional and Municipal Policy has some excellent resources on local policy. Initiatives cover drug policy, children of incarcerated parents, diversity in the judicial system, and prisoner reentry.
The PCSW is a nonpartisan branch of the CT General Assembly. The site contains information on legislative activity pertaining to women and families. Also contains reports and data on economic security, health, inequality, and more.
The books and reports of the National Academies are free to use online. Excellent resources for policy in immigration, health care, inequality, poverty, illegal drugs, food and nutrition, food insecurity, health and medicine and more.
From the Guardian newspaper. Compares state laws for registration, missing firearms, locking devices, private sales, gun shows, long guns/rifles, hand guns, "shoot-first" laws, open carry, and concealed carry.