“If we want better government, we need better data.” That succinct observation by Michelle Riordan-Nold, Executive Director of the Connecticut Data Collaborative, summed up the push for legislation that would codify in state law an “expectation of increased access to state government public data.”
The proposal, House Bill 5172, supports the ongoing work of the […]
by Ellen Fuller
My teacher is crying in the cafeteria. The teacher who is over six feet tall and wears stylish black heeled boots and winged eyeliner and leather jackets with extraneous zippers everyday. The teacher who prances exuberantly in front of the classroom waving Julius Caesar and riling up the students into caring deeply […]
Across all regions of the U.S., students voted at higher rates in 2016 than 2012, with students enrolled in New England and the Mid-East having the highest increases (5.1% and 5.0%), according to a comprehensive new student on student turnout by the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University. Connecticut saw the 7th […]
As Women’s History Month unfolds in the light of #METOO and #TIMESUP, two Hartford-area events bookend the month and underscore the evolving contributions of noteworthy women on the local and global scene.
The World Affairs Council of CT and the University of Saint Joseph Women’s Leadership Center “work to motivate women to continue to be […]
by Jennifer Openshaw
If there are millions of teachers and nurses needed, why on earth should we be equipping our girls to be entrepreneurs? People like Apple’s Steve Jobs, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, or even Oprah Winfrey?
It’s all about the numbers, in Connecticut and beyond.
It turns out, that that “entrepreneurial mindset” – the ability […]
Connecticut is one of 20 states that saw a decline in the number of pedestrian deaths in the first half of 2017, as compared with the first half of the previous year. The trend nationally, however, is in the opposite direction, as 23 states saw pedestrian deaths increase. Seven states were virtually unchanged. And the […]
A coalition of prominent business, transportation and community development organizations in the Hartford Metropolitan Region has begun the process of taking a fresh look at its position in the global economy, with an eye toward taking advantage of economic opportunity.
In announcing the initiative, the organizations noted that the region and the state have struggled […]
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 […]
The average Connecticut worker is paid over $7,398 more per year than workers across the country. By many measures, Connecticut is a very rich state. Disparities, however, remain abundant.
Analysis by New Haven-based DataHaven of the most recent U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey data indicate that working women in Connecticut are paid 69 […]
When MassMutual moves up the road from Enfield to Springfield, adding 2,200 jobs in Massachusetts over the next four years, and adding a new $240 tower to the Boston cityscape that will employ about 500, the company will see $46 million in tax breaks that has some questioning the Bay State’s return on investment.
by Emma Buth
Pay equity has been a hot topic in recent national debates. We even observe gender pay discrepancies in the workforce right here in Connecticut.
There is a drive today not only to combat this problem, but many others. Pay equity, the wage gap, and what is coined ‘the motherhood penalty,’ are metrics […]
“For years, the accepted thinking was that the only way to relieve congestion on I-95 was to add a lane in each direction from border to border. After a detailed study of alternatives, we have determined that strategic, directional widening on I-95 between New Haven and New York can significantly reduce congestion and can be […]
If you’re considering sending a child to private elementary or high school, know that there’s virtually nowhere in the United States more expensive in Connecticut.
The average cost of private high school tuition in Connecticut, $31,413, is the second most expensive in the nation, just behind Vermont ($31,532) and just ahead of Massachusetts ($30,186). New […]
Working from home – for a major company – isn’t the aberration it once was. And a handful of Connecticut companies have made the national list of the Top 100 Work From Home companies.
Aetna, now planning to stay in Connecticut, was the top-ranked Connecticut business, at number 17. For those thinking about the proposed […]