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More residents above poverty line can’t cover basic costs in CT, report says

Elizabeth Yates and her 2-year-old son are among the 538,529 households in Connecticut that could not afford basic needs such as housing, child care, food, transportation, health care,and technology in 2016. This group constitutes 40 percent of the households in the state, according to a new report released by The United Way of Connecticut. Continue Reading →

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Nation’s income gains strong, but Connecticut’s lag far behind

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Census Bureau’s good news that median income rose significantly in the United States last year wasn’t as cheerful for Connecticut. The state was among a dozen with the smallest rate of household median income growth in the nation, which had a robust increase of 5.2 percent. And not everybody benefited from Connecticut’s modest 1.8 percent income growth. Continue Reading →

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High-income CT sends U.S. more in taxes than it gets back

WASHINGTON – When it comes to federal dollars, is it better for Connecticut residents to give or to receive? It depends on who you ask. Connecticut is among about 14 states receiving less in federal dollars than its residents pay in federal taxes.
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