Connecticut lost 85,358 jobs during the recession, which technically ended nearly seven years ago. The state has continued to hemorrhage manufacturing jobs, however, and industries dependable before the crash—particularly those in finance and health care—grew more slowly or not at all.
According to a new report by Connecticut Voices for Children, 97.7 percent of Connecticut’s […]
by Mary Glassman
The stroke of midnight on May 4 will signal the official close of Connecticut’s 2016 legislative session. Regardless of what bills pass during the last few days at the Capitol, this session clearly marks the beginning of a bold approach to regional cooperation, and it paves the way for us to meet […]
According to a recent report, the percentage of children in foster care in Connecticut who have not been placed with a foster family is among the highest in the nation. The report, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, highlights the differing policies and practices among states, stressing that “kids should live with relatives or […]
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent running for the Democratic presidential nomination is the nation’s most popular United States Senator, with an approval rating surpassing 4 out of 5 voters in his home state. A comprehensive survey of more than 75,000 voters in all 50 states, conducted over several months by Morning Consult, […]
When the Congress for the New Urbanism, New England Chapter, presents the 2015 Urbanism Awards recognizing achievement in the region later this month, Connecticut will dominate. Initiatives in Stamford, New Haven and the Hartford region are three of the five award recipients. The Urbanism Awards honor the designs, plans, and policies that best embody the […]
For regular readers of the Fairfield County Business Journal, September ended with something new in the mailbox – a combined issue of that publication and the Westchester County Business Journal. The monthly combined edition of the two weekly publications will occur the last week of each month, while the other three weeks will see a […]
A national publication, highlighting policies that school districts around the country are experimenting with to “make schools better for kids,” suggests starting classes after 8:30 a.m. Some schools in Connecticut and across the nation are doing so, moving high school start times from earlier hours. In South Windsor, however, the experiment is in the opposite […]
What was the most common occupation in Connecticut in 2014? Primary School Teacher.
That’s according to data analyzed by National Public Radio, using U.S. Census data. NPR checked the most common occupation in each of the 50 states, every two years from 1978 and 2014.
One of the key findings? Farmers have virtually dropped […]
As part of a $10 million three-year commitment to support food access and nutrition initiatives, Newman’s Own Foundation is forming a Nutrition Cohort of six nonprofits and a research university. The goal of the Nutrition Cohort is to help to improve health among children and families in under-served communities through fresh food access and nutrition […]
The number of patents issued to Connecticut residents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been climbing steadily, from 1,384 in 2007 to 2,168 in 2013, the most recent year available. That places Connecticut at #8 in the nation, according to the state Department of Economic and Community Development.
The state is not […]
Connecticut ranks in the top 10 among the states in both the lowest total state energy related carbon dioxide emissions and emissions per capita. The state ranked second, tied with California and just behind New York, in the lowest emissions levels per capita. In total state energy related emissions, Connecticut placed in a tie for tenth […]
The logos of Taco Bell, Starbuck’s and Georgie’s Diner are among 10 business logos and 7 tourist attraction logos that will be appearing on a total of 27 state highway signs in Connecticut this year, under a state program just underway. The highway signs, part of the state’s ongoing efforts to promote tourism, […]
On back-to-back nights, an indie/roots rock band and a singer/songwriter, each gaining increasing notoriety, performed just a stone’s throw from the West Hartford – Hartford town line.
Bronze Radio Return, a six member band that was formed when the musicians were students at the University of Hartford only a handful of years […]
Wondering in which subject areas the greatest volume of proposed legislation was centered during the 2013 Connecticut General Assembly session? There’s a map for that.
Data compiled and presented in a brightly colored, multi-layered, interactive display by the website Readily Apparent illustrates the leading legislative areas of focus, based on the […]