A coalition of global institutional and private investors, including the $35-billion Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds (CRPTF), has announced plans to be guided by a newly developed set of principles developed to encourage a “responsible civilian firearms industry.” The guidelines, established as part of their “fiduciary responsibility,” aim to encourage the firearms industry to […]
Connecticut ranks third for overall dental health in the nation, but there are still people who are at risk in the state, based on age, income, race, ethnicity, or education, among other demographic characteristics. Oral health is essential to overall health and quality of life, according to experts in the field, who point out that […]
With the holiday gift-giving season on the horizon, the sound of credit cards are being pulled from wallets and numbers being typed into online sites is also upon us. Before those bills even come due, Connecticut residents have a head start in building credit card balances.
Connecticut residents have the highest average credit card balance, […]
The objective was to provide evidence that Connecticut is on the cusp of a transit renaissance. But a “thought leader” article by a prominent faculty member at the University of Connecticut School of Business – an acknowledged expert in transportation and its impact on residential property values – has drawn a range of reactions from […]
by Heather Poole
This was originally published, in its entirety with an accompanying chart, on October 26, 2018 by the Connecticut General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Research as a Research Report entitled “Tolls and Federal Highway Funding Consequences.” It is slightly abridged here.
A common question raised in the debate on tolling in Connecticut […]
In the early 1990’s, voter turnout in Connecticut’s gubernatorial elections reached 68.2 percent in 1990 and 65.1 percent in 1994. Turnout hasn’t reached that high level in the state’s quadrennial gubernatorial elections since – until Tuesday.
The Office of Secretary of the State is reporting, as of Wednesday night, that statewide voter turnout was 66.9 […]
What comes next at the Department of Transportation was on the minds of more than 150 advocates and enthusiasts gathered for the Annual Meeting of Bike-Walk Connecticut at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain this past weekend. The fast-approaching close of the Malloy administration may also mean the end of the tenure of DOT […]
When job growth is measured over the past five years, Danbury leads the way in Connecticut.
An analysis of changes in employment figures between 2013 and 2018 from the 381 metropolitan areas defined by the U.S. Census Bureau focused on the leading city in each state, and ranked them. The analysis, by the website
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report this year which indicated that suicide rates nationally jumped by 25 percent since 1999, a finding that “shocked” even experts who believed the rate had been flat. Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to […]
Little known even by University of Connecticut advocates across the state, the flagship university’s Voting Technology Research Center (VoTeR) advises the state on the use of election technology, investigates voting solutions and voting equipment, and develops and recommends safe-use procedures for electronic systems used in the electoral process.
VoTeR will be at it again as […]
by Anthony Price
My universe was shaken to its foundation, like a building crumbling to the ground under the force of a 9.0 earthquake, after reading Ben Lamm’s guest column in Entrepreneur magazine: “Stop Calling Everyone an Entrepreneur—They Aren’t.”
I thought this was typical Silicon Valley propaganda, from a hotshot in a hoodie and […]
New York became the third state earlier this year, following Nevada and California, to enact a law restricting or prohibiting pet leasing, apparently a growing trend – and concern – across the country. The law was approved last month and takes effect in December.
Connecticut considered a ban on pet leasing during the 2018 legislative […]
Connecticut residents pay an average of $496.07 for utilities per month, the fourth most expensive average utility bill in the nation, according to a new analysis. Hawaii tops the list with the highest average utility cost, $730.86 per month, followed by Alaska, at $527.96. On the other end of the spectrum is Idaho, which has […]
For those looking to identify the best small cities in the nation – with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 – the search may not need to go further than Connecticut, according to a new analysis.
Westport was the lone Connecticut community to reach the top 20 nationally, at number 19, with Shelton also earning […]
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