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Connecticut ranks No. 20 on Cato Institute’s K-12 education analysis

Connecticut was rated 20th best for the performance of its K-12 public education system in a study by the Cato Institute that challenges other influential rankings of student achievement.

Analysis: Connecticut, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Analysis: Connecticut ranked 30th most affected by government shutdown

Connecticut ranked No. 30 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by WalletHub.com on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

Connecticut ranked No. 47 in 2019 business climate index

Connecticut finished at No. 47 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

New Haven has 40th lowest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in the New Haven area was nearly 2,000 in the third quarter of 2018, a 247-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Connecticut posts 21st highest drop in food stamps participants

Connecticut ranked No. 21 among 49 states and U.S. territories that saw reductions in food stamps participation, according to the latest numbers compiled by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Analysis: Connecticut not on track to tax online sales

Connecticut is not compliant with a U.S. Supreme Court decision outlining how states can go about requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes on products sold within their borders, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: Connecticut posted 15th highest sales tax burden per person in 2018

Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, Connecticut ranked No. 15 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: University of Connecticut athletes No. 1 in state for economic impact

University of Connecticut sports programs brought in $128,664 per athlete in revenue in 2016, meaning its athletes on average generated the most sports revenue of any school in Connecticut that year, according to a Connecticut Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Connecticut posted 11th highest corporate income tax in 2018

Among the District of Columbia and the 44 states that levy corporate income taxes, Connecticut ranked No. 11 for the top tax rate on business revenues, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: Connecticut posted 14th highest individual income tax rate in 2018

Connecticut ranked No. 14 for its top individual income tax rate, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers that tracked the District of Columbia and the 43 states that levy such taxes.

Connecticut gets ‘F’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

Connecticut ranked No. 49 in a study of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA).

Connecticut ranked No. 32 in average charitable giving

Connecticut residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $5,464 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Connecticut has 41st highest home vacancy rate in nation

Connecticut posted the 41st highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Connecticut Kmart store to close in March

A Kmart store in Connecticut will close its doors in March as part of the parent company’s restructuring plans, Sears Holdings Corp. said this week.

Yale University has most student athletes in Connecticut

Yale University ranked No. 1 for student athletic participation in the state, according to a Connecticut Business Daily analysis of college sports participation.

Connecticut’s population dropped -0.03% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Connecticut’s population decreased by 1,215, or -0.03 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Bridgeport 58% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Bridgeport is $230, 58 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).v

College wrestling earned nearly $500,000 for Connecticut schools in 2016

Sacred Heart University wrestling brought in $9,853 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Connecticut that year, according to a Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Analysis: Home affordability in Fairfield County tanks

Fairfield County had the lowest home affordability index in Connecticut in the third quarter, according to an analysis of 440 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions.

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