It occurs once every decade – the U.S. Census aims to count everyone in the United States, and is the foundation upon which a plethora of funding and policy decisions are based for much of the decade that follows. The next nationwide census, in 2020, is already raising red flags, here in Connecticut and across […]
The Connecticut House of Representatives debated for nearly six hours the issue of reinstating tolls on Connecticut highways, but did not vote. Connecticut remains a toll-free state, for residents and those driving through the state.
How much money might the state receive in toll revenue if tolls were imposed? The Office of Legislative Research, responding […]
Constitution Day, celebrated this year on Sunday, is a national holiday to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Connecticut is known as the Constitution State, but that designation has its roots more than a century earlier.
Congress first established “Constitution Week” in 1956. It became a national holiday 44 years […]
Eighteen Connecticut museums in twelve communities will be participating in Museum Day Live! On September 23, offering free admission in a national initiative led by Smithsonian magazine and supported by Microsoft, to increase awareness of the assets that museums have to offer residents throughout the country.
Museum Day Live! is described as “an annual […]
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 […]
Internet access is as good in Connecticut as just about anywhere else in the country. A new report on the Top Connected States in America ranks Connecticut as the 6th most connected state in the nation. The analysis, by USDish.com, found that the top 10 states showing excellent connectivity to broadband all value connecting […]
Khambrel Marshall, who once delivered the evening sports news on Hartford’s Channel 3, has accomplished the rare broadcast trifecta – he has been a sports anchor, news anchor, and weather reporter during his career – all in some of the nation’s largest media markets. It is a career with heightened visibility in recent days, as […]
Approximately two-thirds of the housing stock in Hartford, New Britain and Bridgeport dates back more than half a century.
Data compiled by Governing magazine shows that 66 percent of the housing stock in Hartford and 64 percent in Bridgeport and New Britain was constructed prior to 1960. In Hartford, 34 percent of the housing […]
Connecticut places dead last among the 50 states in the degree of gender gap in executive positions in the workplace and overall workplace environment for women, according to a new analysis prepared by the financial website WalletHub. The state also ranked in the bottom ten in the “education and health” category, ranking higher – in […]
The United States has long been the global leader in resettling refugees, defined as people forced to flee their home country to escape war, persecution or violence, explains Smithsonian magazine in a state-by-state comparison.
Since 2001, the magazine reports, more than 895,000 refugees have settled in the U.S., typically after being referred by the United […]
Connecticut drivers may soon see another vanity license plate option if a bill approved by the state legislature is signed into law by Governor Malloy. A license plate commemorating the Hartford Whalers hockey franchise, which departed the Capital city 20 years ago, gained legislative approval in the final days of the General Assembly session.
Connecticut’s total population has declined over the past 3 years. In fact, in 2016 Connecticut’s total population fell below 2010 levels. New England and our neighboring states have also experienced an increase in people leaving. However, Connecticut has fallen the most post-recession, according to an analysis by the Connecticut Data Collaborative.
International migration has […]
“Connecticut’s got to do something dramatically different,” implored State Sen. Mae Flexer. Her impassioned comments came as part of a panel discussion at the unveiling of the 2017 Kids Count Policy Report at the State Capitol. With budget negotiations proceeding in earnest amidst a worsening state fiscal situation, Flexer expressed her concern about the forces […]
New research from Yale University indicates that fake news flourishes in large measure from its repetition – and can be more convincing than real news. The believably of fake news, according to the just-concluded study, is familiarity.
Last year’s Presidential election brought considerable attention to the phenomenon of “fake news,” described as entirely fabricated and […]