by Annie Hornish
Proponents of HB 5499, expansion of Sunday hunting to include guns on private land, argue that this bill will reduce deer populations, but this is not true.
Deer will produce more fawns and breed at an earlier age after their numbers are reduced. The same pattern repeats: deer are killed by archers […]
Connecticut is the eighth safest state in the nation for drivers, according to a new analysis of driving safety across the country. The report was derived from analyzing fatality data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and correlating the data with speeding, distracted driving and drunk driving statistics.
Analysts for Safewise, a home […]
When it comes to home ownership, Connecticut is in the middle of the pack among the nation’s 50 states. A new report ranks the state at number 30, in the lower echelons of the states. And when the report, by financial website ValuePenguin, identified optimal factors when considering homeownership, Connecticut faired more poorly in some […]
Only one Connecticut community is ranked in the top 700 “best small cities to start a business” in a new survey of 1,260 cities across the nation. Danbury, ranked at number 170, was the sole Connecticut city to earn a slot among the nation’s business-friendly small cities. The next Connecticut municipalities on the list were […]
If Connecticut were a country, it would be the sixth-most productive in the world, according to the state’s annual report by the department of Economic and Community Development. A critical building block for economic productivity is exports, and a look at the data reveals some surprisingly positive statistics.
The backdrop is offered by more than […]
by Krysia Solheim
The New Haven community has consistently voiced opposition to the State’s plan to build a new $50 million parking garage for Union Station in New Haven, and the State has failed to adequately respond to our concerns, requests, and comments on the design and the environmental impact assessment.
The New Haven community […]
The Hartford Yard Goats minor league baseball team has played the first of 70 home games at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. The broadcasts, like the season, have begun with new homes.
All 140 games will be broadcast on the Yard Goats Radio Network, which can also be heard on-line at yardgoats.com and on smart phone devices […]
Stamford is a “City of the Future,” ranking seventh among small cities in the America’s for economic growth, according to a new report. The city ranks behind Sunnyvale, Irvine and Fremont, CA; Bellevue, WA; Ann Arbor, MI, and Fort Lauderdale. Also ranking in the top 10 are Cary, NC; Plano, TX; and Guelph, Ontario. It […]
Timing is everything. Just days after the Yankee Institute for Public Policy reported that a federal grand jury has indicted a former Vernon resident for using a fake pita company to fraudulently obtain $3 million, including $400,000 from the State of Connecticut, the state legislature held a public hearing on a proposal designed to enhance […]
In the fall of 2015, Connecticut’s efforts to encourage science careers among students attending state colleges ramped up with the opening of a new Science and Laboratory Building on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, and the groundbreaking for a Science and Engineering Building at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.
by Sharon K. Brune
Are you subject to IRS penalties of $10,000 or more — and don’t even know it?
Do you have a foreign bank account or other foreign asset? If you neglected to properly report such accounts or investments, you may be liable for civil and criminal penalties that start at $10,000 – […]
Connecticut’s Insurance Department recovered $7.5 million for policyholders and taxpayers in 2016, helping individuals, families and employers with their claims and complaints. That is the highest amount in four years and an increase from the $6 million that the department saved taxpayers and policyholders the previous year.
“Connecticut consumers turn to us every year to […]
“As a convergence of technological advancements, changing military demand and shifting workforce demographics force a major period of transformation across the (defense) industry, Connecticut must adjust its approach to workforce development and retention, or risk losing its competitive edge to other regions.”
That’s the conclusion of a 23-page policy brief issued by CT21 which analyzed […]
The stated objective is “one centrally managed college with campuses statewide.” In the Land of Steady Habits, that recommendation is akin to being struck by lightning.
Connecticut currently operates 12 community colleges across the state, and has for decades. As a means of cutting 20 percent of the collective community colleges budget, a reduction of […]
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