In fiscal year 2017, the State of Connecticut received $373,921 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for childhood lead poisoning prevention programmatic activities.
The funding arrived, at least in part, because one of the goals of the federal government’s Healthy People 2020 initiative, launched in 2010, is the elimination of childhood lead poisoning […]
As Connecticut moves closer to a significant increase in rail service connecting communities from New Haven to Springfield, MA, with the introduction of the Hartford line, anticipated in May, a report by Demos underscores the potential impact on economic opportunity and segments of the state’s population.
The report, “To Move is to Thrive: Public […]
Owning a car isn’t what it used to be – at least it isn’t as necessary as it used to be. Demographics, fuel prices and where people live also play a role in whether a household goes car-free, according to a recent analysis by Governing magazine. Research also suggests younger families and one-person households are […]
by Amanda Muntz
2008: I was 10. I looked away from the television, where Fox News was broadcasting the election results. My father shook his head in disbelief.
“Well, that’s it, folks. Barack Obama has just been elected the 44th president of the United States of America.”
My father, who prides himself on being a […]
Plans to merge Connecticut’s 12 community colleges into a single institution, expected to be called the Community College of Connecticut, are now being reviewed by the region’s accrediting body, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, known best by the acronym, NEASC.
Back in August, after first learning about the Connecticut merger proposal in […]
A new state law is making changes to the annual report of the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), due to be completed by February 1. The law changes the mix of data and analyses DECD must include in the report, eliminating many types of previously required information but also requiring more data […]
Among the political questions of the new year is whether the events of 2016 and 2017 will lead to more women running for legislative seats in 2018 and to more being elected. That’s on the mind of political obervers in Connecticut as elsewhere around the nation. If that were to happen in Connecticut, it would […]
by Patrick Flaherty
The Connecticut State Data Center at the University of Connecticut recently released population projections for Connecticut and its towns through 20401. The projections suggest a slowing of population growth but do not show an exodus of young people from Connecticut. Declines in the younger population groups are driven by a low […]
The environmental damage caused by continuing to burn fossil fuels affects children most, with one study indicating that an estimated that about 88 percent of the disease from climate change afflicts children.
In an article this month in the web-based science publication Massive, Renee Salas, an academic emergency medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and […]
Connecticut and Massachusetts share a border but diverge dramatically in economic standing. The stark contrast was evident this week in local updates provided by the Boston Globe and Connecticut Business and Industry Association newsfeeds.
Connecticut lost 3,500 jobs in November, extending a five-month slide that now marks a crisis point for the […]
Consumer spending is the engine that powers the American economy, accounting for about 70 percent of all activity. When the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis— part of the U.S. Department of Commerce—published new numbers in October tabulating personal consumption, the website howmuch.net reviewed the data and published the state-by-state breakdown. The data includes areas such […]
by William J. Roberts, Catherine F. Intravia and Benjamin FrazziniKendrick
The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a hearing last month on the use of computer algorithms and their impact on consumers. This was the latest in a series of recent efforts by a variety of organizations to explore […]
December 22 is the deadline for those seeking to comment on the draft report and recommendations of the Commission on Higher Education & Employability, established earlier this year by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE). The Commission, which includes nine representatives of institutions and organizations in Connecticut, released its preliminary findings at […]
Throughout Connecticut, philanthropic organizations distribute more than a billion dollars every year and individuals donate nearly $4 billion more. Responding to both the State’s philanthropic needs and need for skilled philanthropy professionals, Central Connecticut State University is offering an innovative course in the practice of philanthropy beginning next semester.
The ambitious 16-week course is to […]