Nationwide, single-family home prices have recouped the stark losses sustained during the Great Recession — not so in Connecticut.
With tolls being eyed in the state legislature, we took a look at some data on how much tolls cost drivers nationwide. Interstate toll roads typically cost drivers about 6 cents per mile, about the same cost as a mile’s worth of gasoline in a late-model passenger car.
Our Your School database provides a broad collection of measures parents can use to judge their child’s school – from where money is spent to class sizes to how often students are disciplined. Today’s release contains data of particular value in evaluating schools’ results with one of the state’s lowest-performing populations – English learners. The Mirror is currently publishing a series of stories examining the teaching of English learners in Connecticut. The second story in that series will appear Tuesday.
Hartford stands to gain the most with an additional $57 million, followed by Waterbury with $49 million. West Hartford would be the biggest loser, with a proposed cut of $24 million, followed by Milford with a cut of $18 million.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has recommended more than $700 million in cuts to municipal aid to help compensate for a $1.5 billion projected decline in state income tax receipts over the next two years.
Updated at 6:30 p.m.
A bill that would have prevented towns from using their reserved space on telephone poles to provide high-speed Internet services to the public failed to gain enough traction to get out of committee this session. That leaves an option on the table for town and municipal officials looking for creative ways to improve the state’s Internet infrastructure.
A bill now in its early stages would put Connecticut’s open data practices — established in an executive order — on the law books for good.
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.
There are a number of times when defendants are considered for bail, from police contact through trial, disposition and ultimately sentencing. Here’s how that shook out in 2014.
With proposals for bail reform again on the table at the legislature, it’s important to understand how the present system assesses the risk posed by each defendant. It turns out, there’s a formula to help with that.
We’re your headquarters for Connecticut election news and results, interviews and analysis. Beginning today and through Election Day, the Connecticut Mirror will keep you up to speed on the state’s elections with a special site dedicated to that purpose.
WASHINGTON — Following a national trend, Connecticut’s defense workers and their bosses overwhelmingly gave to the campaign of Hillary Clinton while slighting that of Donald Trump. According to a Connecticut Mirror analysis, as of the end of August, the Clinton campaign raised more than $56,000 from individuals who work for the state’s defense industry, while the Trump campaign raised only $3,094.
WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney raised more than $1.5 million from people connected to Connecticut’s financial services industry, but few of those deep-pocketed donors are giving to Donald Trump. An analysis by the Connecticut Mirror shows that, as of the end of July, Trump had only raised about $11,000 from that sector.
Washington – Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has raised less than $50,000 in political cash in Connecticut, while Democratic rival Hillary Clinton pulled in $3.6 million, the latest filings with the Federal Elections Commission shows. Trump’s money deficit in the state is in line with the yawning gap with Clinton he has in fundraising across the nation
Connecticut has seen some of the sharpest declines in the size of its middle class over the past decade and a half, according to new research