Connecticut’s violent crime rate increased slightly from 2015 to 2016, but its murder rate fell dramatically to its lowest point in decades, running counter to a national trend, according to FBI data released Monday.
Connecticut’s online voter registration system was among election-related systems in 21 states targeted by Russian agents before the 2016 presidential election, state officials learned Friday, but they said the agents didn’t manage to get past the state’s network security.
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Consumers looking to protect themselves from identity theft following a massive data breach of credit report provider Equifax could face fees, thanks to a decade-old state law that has similar counterparts in many other states. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen thinks Equifax should be on the hook for those fees.
Care4Kids, which once helped low-income parents of more than 22,000 children pay for day care so they could work, has reduced its enrollment by one-third, a year after closing to virtually all new applicants.
Speaking in Missouri Wednesday the president promoted four tax reform principles but offered few specifics and no indication on whether he’d continue to target a deduction that benefits Connecticut more than most other states.
In the absence of a state budget, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has spared Connecticut’s most impoverished communities from losing their largest education grants, but there are plenty of other lesser grants these towns rely on that will be decimated or scaled back under his executive orders.
State aid to municipalities largely has been spared cuts over the last decade – and has even been increased in some years – even though the state has regularly faced budget deficits. Now it’s time for some municipalities to share in the pain, the Malloy administration maintains. As the debate rages, here, in graphical form, are some key indicators of the fiscal condition of the state’s 169 cities and towns and how they are spending their money.
Use this tool to see how your district performed on the SAT in 2016-17, and how that compares with 2015-16 performance, the first year in which all juniors were required to take the test.
Among the proposals being considered in Washington for reforming the federal tax code is one that would eliminate the deduction that Connecticut taxpayers rely on most — the one for state and local taxes.
The test scores were a slight increase over the previous year’s results, but minorities and students from low-income families were far behind state averages. See the results from your city or town.
Connecticut curbed per-person Medicaid spending more than any other state over a five-year period that included the first year of expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
More than 40,000 workers were eligible to cast ballots. The outcome will have a major impact on the gridlocked budget debate now consuming the Capitol.
Beginning last week and continuing through Monday, more than 40,000 unionized state workers are eligible to cast ballots on the tentative concessions deal reached on May 23 by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. This cartoon illustrates how the voting works.
Connecticut’s 65-and-up crowd grew from 14.2 to an estimated 16.2 percent of the population from 2010 to 2016, according to Census Bureau estimates released Thursday.
Filling empty seats with more black and Hispanic students from Hartford, a Superior Court judge ruled Friday, would erode the Connecticut Supreme Court’s landmark Sheff v. O’Neill desegregation decision, issued nearly 21 years ago, which found Hartford students “suffer daily” from the inequities caused by severe racial isolation.