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Income, race and working population trends: a perfect storm for Connecticut?

Like Connecticut, Florida, Georgia and Texas have aging working populations. But unlike Connecticut, those three southern states are attracting younger, highly educated professionals who will replace older workers when they retire. As soon as 2015, the size of Connecticut’s working age population will peak, and those replacing the state’s retiring workers will be disproportionately younger […]

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Protesting immigrant crackdown program, activists take over Capitol lobby

More than 100 immigrant advocates crowded the Hall of Flags in the Capitol building Wednesday. They were armed with a letter for Gov. Dannel Malloy protesting Secure Communities, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program meant to target and deport illegal immigrants with the help of local law enforcement. Secure Communities goes live in […]

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After East Haven arrests, rights group seeks stronger Penn Act

The arrest Tuesday of four East Haven police officers after a federal investigation has one Connecticut rights coalition pushing for a stronger racial profiling law. Mongi Dhaouadi, Connecticut Civil Rights Coaliton “We felt this is the right time for us to come forward and say that discrimination against one part of our community is discrimination […]

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Banking the “unbanked” in Connecticut

It’s expensive to be poor. And it’s compounded by a struggling economy. In response, Connecticut is one of many states pushing financial literacy training. The Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) and Citi Community Development (CCD) have announced a new effort to set up low-income people with “safe” bank accounts and basic financial education. It’s called […]