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, […]
The average student debt in Connecticut is higher than any state in the nation, according to a new analysis. The latest annual report from The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization focused on making higher education more affordable, looked at the Class of 2017 broken down by the […]
Norwalk is the latest Connecticut municipality to join Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that offers detailed array of sustainability best practices, tools and resources, peer learning, and opportunities for recognition.The Sustainable CT platform supports a broad range of actions, such as improving watershed management, supporting arts and creative culture, reducing energy use and increasing renewable […]
American innovation is about to be highlighted by the U.S. Mint, but don’t expect to see the results in your loose change. The American Innovation $1 Coin Act will launch the newest numismatic coin program of the United States Mint later this year.
The Mint will soon produce and sell $1 collector coins in recognition […]
Stress? Look no further than Bridgeport and New Haven. Both cities were ranked in the top 50 Most Stressed Cities in America, a new ranking produced by the financial website WalletHub.
Bridgeport ranked 33rd and New Haven 41st, based on analysis that considered stress in four areas: the workplace, finances, family, and health and safety […]
“Generalizations about regionalization oversimplify a complex topic,” according to a new report on K-12 School District Regionalization in Greater Hartford, which warns that “K-12 regionalization can actually increase costs and harm educational outcomes.”
As some school districts in Connecticut have been considering regionalizing their K-12 education services as a way to reduce costs, the 23-page […]
They may be disbanded, but they’re sticking together – driven by a belief that the state’s future hangs in the balance.
The Connecticut Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, a panel of primarily state business leaders appointed by the state legislature and Governor last year to help the state grapple with its ongoing fiscal […]
When the Legislative Office Building hosts a Financial Education Expo on Wednesday as part of Connecticut Saves Week, there may be more than one passerby suggesting that legislators pay particular attention, given that the state budget has been perpetually out-of-balance in recent years.
The Expo, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., is open to the […]
When it comes to college tuition, Connecticut’s borders are expanding and colleges across the state are focused on potential students that likely wouldn’t have on the radar screen only a few years ago. The impetus is a declining population of college-age students, expected to intensify over the next decade particularly in the Northeast, and declining […]
In Connecticut, among the top 2 percent of wage earners, men earn an average of $658,000 while women earn an average of $214,000, a gap of $444,000. That’s 67 percent less earned by women in the top 2 percent. It is the fourth largest wage gap in the nation, comparing people earning in the top […]
CT-N, which has provided coverage of State Senate and House sessions and all three branches of state government for nearly two decades, will cease operations on Friday, November 3, due to severe budget cuts and limitations on coverage being imposed by the legislature on the network’s operator, the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN).
CPAN has […]
The recent decision by the Board of Regents of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) to begin offering students from New York and New Jersey the considerably lower in-state tuition rates in an effort to stem an increasing drop in enrollment at Western Connecticut State University may be the tip of the iceberg.
Connecticut Fund for the Environment has formally submitted its comments on the state’s draft 2017 Comprehensive Energy Strategy to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The plan is intended to shape the state’s energy policies and investments for the next three years.
“The draft energy strategy includes some important recommendations that will reduce dependence […]
The cover of the national magazine depicts a waterfront home in Mystic Seaport, under the headline that reads “The fiscal mess in America’s richest state.” Connecticut, without an approved state budget for all of July and August and nearly half of September, is earning some notice. And it is not particularly friendly.
The article, in […]
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