The residents of Connecticut are the fifth most generous in the nation, according to a new analysis. The review of charitable giving by the financial website WalletHub, across the nation’s 50 states, found that Connecticut ranked:
3rd – Percentage of Population Who Donated Money 8th – Charities per Capita 18th – Percentage of Donated Income […]
The influence of having a black teacher can significantly impact a black student’s life, and the effect begins early in an education. Having just one black teacher in elementary school not only makes children more like to graduate high school – it also makes them significantly more likely to enroll in college, according to a […]
The burden has shifted and grown during the past decade for students attending Connecticut’s public two- and four-year institutions of higher education.
Between 2008 and 2018, average tuition at public colleges and universities (adjusted for inflation) grew by 38.4 percent in Connecticut, according to a new national analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy […]
An NBC News investigation of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has found that more than 1,000 out of HUD’s nearly 28,000 federally subsidized multifamily properties failed their most recent inspection — a failure rate that is more than 30 percent higher than in 2016, according to an analysis of HUD records.
Blockchain is soon to arrive on Connecticut’s college campuses, with new initiatives imminent at Southern Connecticut State University, University of Saint Joseph, and the University of Connecticut’s Stamford campus.
A six-week boot camp for individuals who would like to widen their computer programming skills to include Blockchain – a cutting-edge form of encryption technology – […]
Massachusetts begins the sale of recreational marijuana on Tuesday, in Northampton and Leicester, as Connecticut looks ahead to a new Governor and new legislature, taking office in six weeks, with the addition of recreational sales on the agenda to complement a thriving medical marijuana program.
Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia currently have passed […]
by M. Jodi Rell
At the start of this decade, the beginning of her final year as Governor of Connecticut, M. Jodi Rell addressed a joint session of the House and Senate and delivered her State of the State address on February 3, 2010. Her remarks that day:
We gather today to mark […]
In an effort to get girls career-ready, Connecticut-based Girls With Impact, the nation’s only tech-enabled entrepreneurship program for teen girls, is launching a partnership with Girl Scouts of Connecticut to enable girls to parlay their cookies experience into their own businesses.
“Entrepreneurship is one of the four programmatic pillars that comprise the Girl […]
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 […]