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Report: CT child education suffers in pandemic aftermath

June 11, 2024 •

Play A new report shows Connecticut has reduced the number of children in poverty and the number of children whose parents lack secure employment, and has fewer kids living in households with a high cost burden. (Adobe Stock)     Tuesday, June 11, 2024 A new report finds the well-being of ...

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Here’s how much money you need to make to be wealthy in Connecticut

May 21, 2024 •

By Alexander Soule,Staff writerMay 21, 2024 As some Connecticut earners see their financial assets rocket up in a booming stock market while others struggle ahead of their next paycheck, a new study showcases the extreme differentials in household earnings in major metropolitan areas including ...

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See how average incomes have changed in your Connecticut ZIP code

May 1, 2024 •

This article has interactive graphics. Click HERE to utilize them. Analysis of IRS data reveals who makes the most money in Connecticut — and how that’s kept up with inflation By Alexander Soule and Leila Darwiche | Updated May 1, 2024 2:50 p.m. Gift this article   In 2021, the ...

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See how average incomes have changed in your Connecticut ZIP code

April 30, 2024 •

[NOTE: This article has interactive maps. Click HERE to read the article on the website.] Analysis of IRS data reveals who makes the most money in Connecticut — and how that’s kept up with inflation By Alexander Soule and Leila Darwiche | Updated April 30, 2024 2:20 p.m. In 2021, the...

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CT officials insist tax cuts will remain as pandemic relief expires

April 18, 2024 •

Many states offered big relief in early 2020s as ARPA funds cushioned budgets Connecticut had lots of company as it ordered big state income tax cuts over the past two years. A new think-tank report shows more than two dozen states must live — collectively — without more than $111 billion in i...

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Report: CT should consider eliminating costly film tax credit

April 4, 2024 •

PLAY STORY HERE  Edwin J. Viera, Producer  Contact   Why you can trust Public News Service Thursday, April 4, 2024 A new report found Connecticut might be better off without its film industry tax credit. The Connecticut Voices for Children report showed the film industry tax credit costs the s...

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Hartford Public Schools relaunch day care for teen parents

April 3, 2024 •

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — After a three-year hiatus due to lack of funding, a day care is making a comeback for teen parents. Named “Little Owls,” the day care program was officially reopened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Hartford High School. “A childcare opportunity...

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Leaders now say they can fix CT budget without adding big dollars

April 2, 2024 •

The next state budget picture grew murky Tuesday after top legislative leaders announced majority Democrats would not formally adjust the preliminary $26 billion plan for the upcoming fiscal year. House Speaker Matt Ritter and Senate President Pro Tem Martin M. Looney said legislators still would in...

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Proposed bill would phase out car taxes in Connecticut

April 1, 2024 •

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO Lawmakers are once again considering eliminating the car tax, this time with a five-year plan to phase it out. The bill would also allow municipalities to tax a higher portion of real estate and commercial properties to make up for the $1 billion in revenue lost. “Basically fr...

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Legislature Considers Ending Film and TV Tax Credit

March 21, 2024 •

by Jamil RaglandMarch 21, 2024, 12:00 pm HARTFORD, CT – The debate regarding the effectiveness of Connecticut’s tax credits to attract film and television productions hit the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee on Thursday. A bill was proposed this legislative session to eliminate the state...

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