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Connecticut earns grade of C+ for manufacturing health

Connecticut received a grade of C+ on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Fairfield County’s $3,814-per-month cost of living is the highest in Connecticut

Residents of Fairfield County need to make $3,814 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Connecticut.

Connecticut’s public pensions are 83.1% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Connecticut’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 83.1 percent of the total, the fourth highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Connecticut disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in Connecticut is $31,643, study finds

College graduates in Connecticut have an average debt burden of $31,643, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 29.2% of total state, local levies in Connecticut, study finds

State income tax revenues in Connecticut represent 29.2 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

Connecticut scores 73.8 out of 100 in litigation climate survey

Connecticut earned a score of 73.8 out of 100 in a new ranking of state litigation climates released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

Connecticut ranks 8th highest in state, local government GDP, study finds

Connecticut finished eighth highest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Connecticut pension plans are 46% funded, study finds

The funded ratio of the Connecticut public pension plans stands at 46%, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

Connecticut ranks 29th highest on distilled spirits taxes

The state distilled spirits excise taxes in Connecticut ranked in a tie for 29th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

$663,009 in annual income gets you into Connecticut’s top 1% club, study finds

Bring in at least $663,009 in yearly income, and you’ll be among the top 1 percent of earners in Connecticut, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the ultra wealthy in every state.

Connecticut ranks 28th highest on wine taxes, study finds

The state wine excise taxes in Connecticut ranked in a tie for 28th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Connecticut ranks 33rd highest on state and local sales taxes, study finds

The combined state and average local sales taxes in Connecticut ranked 33rd in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on July 2019 data.

Connecticut ranks 27th highest on beer taxes, study finds

The state beer excise taxes in Connecticut ranked 27th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Connecticut has 18th highest identity theft rate among the 50 states, study finds

Connecticut finished in a tie for 18th in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of identity theft rates across the nation.

By the Numbers: Connecticut not among the 17 jurisdictions with vaping taxes

Seventeen jurisdictions in the nation have some form of vapor product excise tax, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

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