Handgun permits issued in Connecticut rose by 73 percent in 2016 over 2015, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has proposed raising state pistol permitting fees, which the administration says will cover the increased cost of issuing firearms permits.
Here’s how subsidies for buying health insurance would change in Connecticut, depending on age and income.
The zero-to-100 grade the state gives every public school and district each year declined for the vast majority of public schools and districts. But the state’s education commissioner said the widespread declines should be seen as part of a recalibration of the grading system. Most students scored better on standardized tests.
What are they, and what policies do they follow that federal immigration authorities object to?
Police agencies across the state are breaking the law by failing to make policies for misconduct complaints accessible to the the public, according to a survey released today by the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut.
Nine towns flipped from supporting Mitt Romney in 2012 to Clinton this year— most notably in the southwest part of the state that has tended to lean Republican in previous elections. Donald Trump, on the other hand, won over about 40 towns in the middle of the state.
Several New Haven polling places had waits exceeding two hours to vote, and one poll ran out of ballots for about 15 minutes as the city coped with what officials said was a heavy turnout. The wait to register also exceeded two hours.
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The total is about 25,000 more active voters than were registered before the 2012 election between President Obama and Mitt Romney.
Compared to the rest of the country, Connecticut had the second-largest decrease in violent crime between 2014 and 2015 — about a million incidents or 8.5 percent. The state experienced overall its lowest of number of crimes since 1967 and was one of just nine that saw a drop in violent crime over the year.
Connecticut has among the lowest poverty rates in the country and its median income is rising, though at a slower rate than in all but four other states, new data from the U.S. Census showed Thursday. Meanwhile, the data showed that more than 40 percent of Connecticut’s 18- to 34-year-olds still live with their parents.
Median household income increased 5.2 percent between 2014 and 2015 while the percentages of those in poverty and those without health insurance declined across the country, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday.
See how your school and school district performed on last spring’s standardized English and math tests, which are formally known as the Smarter Balanced Assessments.
One-third of high school juniors are not reading and writing well enough to begin taking college courses or start a career, statewide SAT results released Tuesday show. Math results are even more dire – nearly two-thirds are behind and one-quarter of all juniors are significantly behind.
More than 95 percent of the jobs created in the economic recovery have gone to those with education beyond high school, according to a Georgetown University study.