In an article headlined “Bad Budget News? Some States Just Bury It.” Connecticut is one of two states selected as a poster child for what a national publication describes as “hindering transparency.”
The Connecticut policy that brought the unwelcome attention was put in place last year. As Governing explains:
“Connecticut ended its practice of […]
Among American millennials, the 2012 shooting of students and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown is one of the 10 events during their lifetime with the greatest impact on the country. That’s according to a new survey conducted by Pew Research Center in association with A+E Networks’ HISTORY.
For Millennials, the 9/11 […]
Connecticut’s Office of State Treasurer has long been responsible for what is described as “unclaimed property” – assets that rightful owners have lost track of – as well as efforts to reunite people with their money. Now, the State Department of Insurance is getting into the “lost and found” business, too.
Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. […]
Connecticut residents believe that some services traditionally handled by individual municipalities can be effectively delivered regionally. A new statewide survey found that public health earns the most support for a regional approach and public safety the least. More than 3 in 4 people (76%) say that public health services can be provided on a regional […]
Connecticut is not alone. According to the National Association of State Budget Officers’ (NASBO) annual state spending survey, half of all states saw revenues come in lower than budgeted in fiscal 2016 and 24 states – including Connecticut – are seeing those weak revenue conditions carry into fiscal 2017.
That is the highest number of […]
The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce has recognized 12 distinctive millennial leaders who are “making an outstanding difference in the professional and outside world.”
In making their selections, the Chamber indicated that “from organizing community events, working with charities on weekends or holidays, or tireless public outreach – these are the people that lead […]
Following three consecutive finishes ranking ninth in the nation in the State Technology and Science Index (STSI), Connecticut has moved up to number six in 2016, it’s highest finish in more than a decade. The state ranked ninth in 2010, 2012 and 2014 in the analysis produced every other year by the Milken Institute, following […]
Sometimes, home-grown businesses decide to stay in Connecticut. That was the case this fall as Carla’s Pasta – an American Dream business success story – reportedly spurned an offer to relocate to a western state, and chose instead to expand in South Windsor, aided by a significant tax abatement.
The company produces filled pastas, Italian […]
Almond Joy, Milky Way and M&Ms are the likely candies to be greeting Connecticut trick-or-treaters as they move from door to door later this month. That’s according to candystore.com, which sells bulk candy on-line, in their review of sales data from 2007 through 2015.
Connecticut’s favorite Halloween candy is Almond Joy, with 2,619 pounds […]
The headline in the story posted over the weekend at the National Review website says simply, “Connecticut’s Bad for Business.”
The article explains that “the state’s perpetual budget crisis has continued unhindered, with no resolution on the horizon,” and points to “a long list of causes” for the adverse business climate: “burdensome regulations, the […]
It has been estimated that 160,000 teens nationwide skip school every day because of bullying. Words of hate are a reason why.
A recent report by the U.S. Department of Education indicates that among students ages 12 through 18 who reported being called a hate-related word at school, the percentage of students called a […]
When the state legislature surprisingly eliminated the landmark Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) on the heels of one of the agency’s most successful advocacy efforts on an array of pivotal issues, the dismay from an array of organizations across the state was strident and unified, but ultimately unsuccessful.
The 2016 Legislative […]
Concluding a process that dragged on for nearly three years, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has renewed the broadcast license of Hartford’s WTIC-AM.
The FCC action, confirmed to CT by the Numbers, comes three months after a federal appeals court upheld former Gov. John G. Rowland’s conviction for violating federal campaign laws. Just days after […]
Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH), the region’s highly regarded go-to source for tackling community challenges through knowledge and cooperation, has unveiled its new logo and visual identity, which reflects the organization’s growth and prominent role in strengthening community leadership connections. Three pillars, “Community. Leadership. Connections,” informed the design of the organization’s new logo and form the backbone […]