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Connecticut legislators make base salary of $28,000 per year

State lawmakers in Connecticut now draw a base salary of $28,000 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 58 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Connecticut community college tuitions jumped 38.2% over 15 years

Connecticut two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $3,259 in 2004-05 to $4,505 in 2019-20, the 28th largest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Connecticut governor makes annual salary of $150,000

The governor of Connecticut now draws a yearly salary of $150,000, the 20th highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates Connecticut K-12 schools spent $11.5 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Connecticut spent an estimated $11.5 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 1.6 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Connecticut children in foster care numbered 4,225 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Connecticut at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 4,225, a 2.2 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

43 jurisdictions, including Connecticut, require sales tax collections for online purchases

Connecticut is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

Connecticut K-12 schools paid out $19,935 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in Connecticut spent $19,935 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the fifth highest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

10.4% of Connecticut residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

Connecticut residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 10.4 percent of the state’s population, the 35th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

Connecticut offers 66 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Connecticut number 66, the 22nd highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Connecticut schools get 55.1% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

More than 55 percent of Connecticut public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the ninth highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Connecticut reach $5.6 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Connecticut amount to $5.6 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 19th highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Connecticut averaged $74,517

Teachers’ salaries in Connecticut averaged $74,517 for the 2017-2018 school year, the fifth highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in Connecticut reach $4.7 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Connecticut amount to $4.7 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 17th highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Connecticut’s public pensions are 83.6 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Connecticut’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 83.6 percent of the total, the fifth highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Connecticut reach $16.7 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Connecticut amount to $16.7 billion, the 19th highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

New Haven-Milford’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Connecticut

The New Haven-Milford metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Connecticut, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

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.

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