Connecticut owes more on the state credit card per resident than nearly every other state in the country, according to a new study.read more
Lawmakers short-changed Connecticut’s Special Transportation Fund by $650 million between 2011 and 2017, according to a transportation funding document released by Senate Republicans — more than enough to pay Connecticut’s portion of the new commuter rail line from New Haven to Springfield, Massachusetts.read more
Property taxes and revenue to Connecticut municipalities has more than doubled since 1981, while Connecticut residents’ median income levels have grown very little, according to a new report.read more
Connecticut municipalities are over-appraising low-value homes, driving up property taxes for those who can least afford it.read more
A dollar may not go very far these days, but according to an analysis by the Tax Foundation, even $100 doesn’t go very far in Connecticut.read more
In the old days, becoming a public servant meant receiving less take-home pay but getting good benefits. It was a trade-off some were willing to make, but that trade-off has eroded in Connecticut.read more
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