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 […]
Dan Malloy overcame tremendous challenges to build a successful career in public service and law. Born with severe dyslexia and motor-control problems, he was unable to walk steadily or to execute simple tasks like tying his shoes and buttoning his clothes.
As a young student, Malloy couldn’t read, spell, or do mathematical problems. But his […]
Connecticut’s state gas tax – criticized both because some consider it to be too high and because others point out that it is insufficient to keep the state’s roads and bridges maintained appropriately – is not among the highest in the nation, but comes close.
Leading the way with the highest state gas tax levels […]
Connecticut residents are worried about paying for health coverage and care, and are delaying or skipping recommended medical treatment and tests. They also support bold solutions across party lines, according to policy briefs released this month by Universal Health Care Foundation, based on the results of a statewide survey conducted in partnership with Altarum Institute’s […]
A new analysis of the status of the business startup community in six American cities – including Hartford – has found that Connecticut’s Capitol City has “strong startup potential,” and in some ways is already standing out among peers and competitors.
Startup Genome, with support from the Kauffman Foundation, selected six U.S. metropolitan areas that […]
An Israeli company developing “a revolutionary mobile application that translates indistinguishable speech into understandable language” won praise and the top investment award of $1.5 million in VentureClash, Connecticut’s $5 million global investment challenge for early-stage companies in digital health, financial technology, insurance technology and the Internet of Things. Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of […]
by Arielle Levin Becker
Hartford’s Northeast neighborhood is about four miles from West Hartford Center. Yet living in one place or the other can mean a 15-year difference in life expectancy.
That’s according to recently released data that identifies the life expectancy for nearly every census tract in the country, offering a stark illustration of the […]
It is described as a “framework to advance policy and strategic school district planning to more effectively address the mental health and trauma needs of students and promote student success.” A new report, driven by research highlighting the connection between mental health and educational outcomes, is aimed at school districts looking to increase integration of […]
Connecticut’s state minimum wage rate is $10.10 per hour, greater than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 but not nearly the highest in the nation. The top five states are District of Columbia: $12.50 per hour; Washington: $11.50 per hour; California: $11.00 per hour; Massachusetts: $11.00 per hour and Oregon: $10.75 per hour, according to U.S. […]
Connecticut’s two largest cities are not particularly hospitable for individuals with disabilities, according to a new national analysis. New Haven and Bridgeport are at the bottom of a list of 182 cities that were included in the review, released this month to coincide with National Disability Employment Awareness Month
The personal-finance website WalletHub compared the […]
In Connecticut, to earn a place in the top one percent would require making $700,800, the highest threshold in the nation. The average annual income of the top one percent is also among the highest in the nation at $2,522,806. That is 37 times the annual income of the bottom 99 percent, which is $67, […]
by Abby Alter and Heidi Maderia
Professionals who care for young children play an important role in promoting social-emotional development, positive mental health, and relational health, as well as identifying problems early and connecting young children to intervention and treatment services when necessary. Unfortunately, most pre-professional education and training programs lack specific courses or modules […]
Housing and health are increasingly the focus of study, to better determine how one impacts and influences the other. Foundations at the state and national level are among those devoting resources in Connecticut to seek answers that can ultimately guide future public policy.
With a $125,000 grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation, the Open […]