Connecticut’s cigarette tax, $3.40 per pack, is the 4th highest in the nation. State cigarette tax rates vary widely, ranging from 17 cents per pack in Missouri to $4.35 in New York, according to a report published in Governing magazine.
When Connecticut’s tax increases to $3.65 per pack on October 1, the state will surpass […]
Fewer Connecticut residents now expect to move out of the state in the next five years, according to the results of the 2015 Connecticut Consumer Confidence Survey released today by InformCT, covering the second quarter of the calendar year.
In the first quarter, the percentages were even, with 39 percent saying it was likely they’d […]
With more kids online and using cell phones at increasingly younger ages, two issues have quickly climbed higher on the public’s list of major health concerns for children across the U.S: sexting and Internet safety.
Compared with 2014, Internet safety rose from the eighth to the fourth biggest problem, ahead of school violence and smoking, […]
Airport travelers caught carrying firearms were most prevalent in Texas, Florida and Georgia, with Connecticut ranking 43rd among the states, according to federal data analyzed by Bloomberg News.
Texas saw the most confiscations in 2014, with 424 guns found in screenings, according to Transportation Security Administration data. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, […]
The four Justices of the Connecticut State Supreme Court who overturned Connecticut’s death penalty law this month were appointed to the high court by former Governor Lowell P. Weicker (Justices Richard Palmer and Flemming Norcott), former Governor M. Jodi Rell (Justice Dennis Eveleigh) and current Governor Dannel P. Malloy (Justice Andrew McDonald).
The vote […]
A total of 15 Connecticut public high schools made the list of the top 500 high schools in the nation, compiled by Newsweek magazine. The top-ranked Connecticut school, Weston High School, ranked #47 in the U.S. and was the only school in the state to crack the top 50. Also reaching the top 100 was […]
The goal, in the latest format change among local radio stations, is to become “the go-to station for news, weather and traffic” in the Hartford market. WPOP, with a lengthy local history that features incarnations as a pop music station, all-news station, and sports talk station, has again assumed the moniker of “NewsRadio 1410 WPOP”, […]
Across the United States, the number of traffic fatalities increased 14 percent in the first six months of 2015 compared with a year ago. In Connecticut, however, the number of motor vehicle deaths dropped by 20 percent.
From January through June of this year, there were 95 motor vehicle deaths in Connecticut, compared with 119 […]
Connecticut’s first-in-the-nation mattress recycling program, Bye Bye Mattress, has recycled 20,000 mattresses since it began in May, according to program officials.
The groundbreaking program was established by state law in 2013, calling for the manufacturers and consumers of mattresses to pay for their end-of-life disposal under a concept called product stewardship. Connecticut has a similar […]
With the resignation of Board of Regents for Higher Education President Gregory Gray – announced Friday and effective December 31 – there may be renewed review of structural recommendations enumerated in the state’s Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education, published earlier this year after a more than year-long study, and the subject of legislative […]
When the Connecticut Main Street Center announced its Award of Excellence would go to the Town of Putnam, the Putnam Business Association, and the Putnam Arts Council for First Fridays in Downtown Putnam, there may have been more than one individual uncertain as to why.
Many around the state may have been unaware of the […]
New York City’s borough of Manhattan has about 1.6 million residents sharing just under 23 square miles of land. Meanwhile, 669 square mile Loving County, TX has just 86 residents, Business Insider reports in an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s population estimates and their tabulations of the land […]
Connecticut is Pakistan.
A review of state-by-state Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data for 2014 matches economic output in U.S. states to foreign countries with comparable nominal GDPs. Connecticut’s GDP, which ranks 23rd among the states, is comparable to the nation of Pakistan – just over $250 billion.
The U.S. map, with names of nations with […]
The phrase “go ask ALICE” may have been a lyric a few decades ago, but today it is taking on renewed significance when assessing the day-to-day life challenges of a surprisingly large segment of Connecticut’s population, an updated report by Connecticut United Ways shows.
In Connecticut, 1-in-4 households have earnings that exceed the Federal […]
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