Connecticut ranks third in the nation in the percentage of residents with graduate or professional degrees, and fourth in the nation in the percentage of residents with a bachelors degree. Those statistics helped lead Connecticut to an overall ranking of fourth in the U.S. in an analysis of the nation’s “most educated states.”
In this […]
The collective response to America’s opioid crisis has opened a new front in Connecticut in an unlikely location – the public library. Driven by a desire to be prepared to save a life, a growing number of libraries – in communities large and small – now have the opioid reversal drug naloxone on hand, with […]
Webster Bank has earned a place on Forbes’ America’s Best Banks 2019, ranked as number 68 and the highest-ranked bank based in Connecticut. Forbes’ 10th annual list of America’s Best Banks ranks the 100 largest publicly-traded banks and thrifts based on their growth, credit quality and profitability.
The data is courtesy of S&P, but the […]
Aimed at small to medium-sized cultural organizations seeking funding for “collaborative projects which demonstrate a clear vision of how individual sites and organizations can effectively tie together local, regional or statewide cultural assets,” the Good to Great grant program was created in 2014 during the administration of former Governor Dannel Malloy to “go beyond basic facilities […]
by Mike Savino
A report from outside investigators this week detailing former students’ complaints of sexual misconduct against two Central Connecticut State University professors — and the university’s failure to take corrective action — highlights a blind spot in Connecticut’s Freedom of Information law.
Specifically, the state allows its labor agreements to include language that […]
The Quell Foundation seeks to reduce number of suicides, overdoses, and incarcerations of people living with a mental illness. The Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization, which spent some time in Connecticut in 2018, continues to impact lives across the country, raising over one million dollars last year toward their mission to remove the stigma of mental health […]
The Connecticut Insurance Department recovered $7.8 million for policyholders and taxpayers in 2018, helping individuals, families and employers with their claims and complaints, according to department officials.
The Department’s Consumer Affairs Unit (CAU) fielded 6,350 complaints and inquiries in 2018 and helped policyholders recoup more than $5.5 million during the calendar year. In addition, the […]
As the new Connecticut legislative session gets underway, 33.5 percent of lawmakers are women, the 14th highest percentage among the states. The Connecticut legislature now includes 61 women, apparently the high water mark in state history, and exceeding the national average among the states of 28.5 percent.
In the Senate, there are currently 9 women […]
This was originally published on December 27, 2018 by the Connecticut General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Research as an Issue Brief.
by John D. Moran
Connecticut offers a number of public schools of choice, including charter schools, magnet schools, agricultural science and technology centers (i.e., “vo-ag centers”), and technical high schools (now known as the […]
In the midst of tumultuous and uncertain economic times, hundreds of Connecticut’s leading investment and financial professionals will be gathering on Tuesday, Jan. 22 in Hartford to delve into the financial outlook for 2019 with one of the nation’s most respected economists, get an inside look at the state’s cybersecurity efforts to protect the integrity […]
In the spring of 2012, Frontier Airlines discontinued service to Boston’s Logan International Airport, which consisted of a daily flight to Kansas City. Frontier has flown out of Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks in the past decade as well, with a Milwaukee flight that was discontinued in 2011 and service to Denver that ended […]
Twenty months ago, addressing the graduating class of the Coast Guard Academy in New London and their families, President Donald Trump said: “I hope you feel the full gratitude of our nation… Cadets, you deserve not only the congratulations but the gratitude of each and every American, and we all salute you.”
He also […]
The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) has announced what amounts to a welcome gift for its incoming leader, former State Senator Beth Bye, named by Gov. Lamont two weeks ago to head the state agency. Just days ahead of Lamont’s inauguration, OEC said it had been awarded an $8,591,087 federal grant – funds intended […]
There are 2.4 million students with disabilities nationwide and 3 out of 5 of them are not currently employed – making this population important for employers to include in their hiring strategies. That’s according to the website Getting Hired, which teamed up with Hire Potential on a recent webinar for inclusive employers to explain “why […]