In 2013, a majority of Connecticut residents expressed confidence in their state government. Two years later, 6 in 10 residents, when asked if they had confidence in their state’s government, said no.
In a survey of states nationwide, Illinois was at the bottom of the list, with only one in four Illinois residents indicating confidence […]
Massachusetts is the nation’s most innovative state, with California scoring a close second and Washington, New Jersey and Connecticut rounding out the top five states, according to The Bloomberg U.S. Innovation Index, in findings that highlighted the connections between education, research and innovation.
“There are some things that state governments can do to make their […]
by Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker
We all talk about it. We all bemoan the fact that far too often the dots aren’t connected; that there are too many silos, sometimes resulting in pervasive duplication of efforts. That if we would just partner-up we could get a whole lot more done. And with a topic as massive and […]
“This application remains on hold and I cannot say when it will be resolved.” That is the latest update from the Federal Communications Commission on the pending license renewal application of radio station WTIC-AM in Hartford. The station filed its license renewal application more than two years ago, on November 27, 2013.
As the agency’s […]
Five graduate students and their professor in the Prosthetics and Orthotics program at the University of Hartford have reached a significant milestone in the development of a first-of-its-kind prosthetic hand. The prototype of the potentially revolutionary device, after more than two years in development, is now ready to be tested on patients.
Currently, amputees have […]
Four Connecticut companies are among the most innovative, according to rankings published by Fast Company magazine. Harman Industries, Oxford Performance Materials, Priceline Group and GE were named among dozens of the companies, in a range of industries, for noteworthy innovative business practices and systems.
Overall, the top 10 most innovative companies of 2016, according to […]
Two-thirds of Hartford residents believe that fresh, healthy foods are too expensive, and 4 in 5 believe that it is very important for local childcare programs to offer healthy food options.
In a survey commissioned by the American Heart Association’s Hartford Accelerating National Community Health Outcomes through Reinforcing (ANCHOR) Partnerships Program, a majority of women, […]
The percentage of children in foster care in Connecticut who have not been placed with a foster family is among the highest in the nation, according to a report issued in 2015. The report, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, highlights the differing policies and practices among states, stressing that “kids should live with relatives […]
by Frances Padilla
Many Connecticut residents still don’t know that by the end of this year, Anthem Insurance Co. and CIGNA may merge—forcing us all into a dire situation.
Anthem currently provides health insurance to about 1.1 million state residents and CIGNA covers just short of half a million. If the proposed Anthem-CIGNA merger […]
With heightened focus in recent years on the ramifications of concussions on the careers and lives of athletes – especially professional football players – research is gaining interest and attention in a range of contact sports. The recent release of the popular movie Concussion has pushed awareness and interest even further – along with the […]
The death toll in Connecticut from motor vehicle accidents increased 14 percent in 2015 from the previous year, consistent with a nationwide increase but higher than the national average. The increase in Connecticut ranked the state tied for 14th in the percentage increase in motor vehicle deaths from 2014 to 2015.
Nationally, 2015 saw the […]
Connecticut is the most religious state New England, ranked number 38 in the nation, according to a new Gallup poll. The other New England states are all in the bottom ten, according to the survey, which covered the year 2015.
New Hampshire is the least religious state in the nation, with 20 percent of residents […]