Newly signed state budget changes funding for cities and towns

Newly signed state budget changes funding for cities and towns

The state budget signed into law Tuesday increases state funding for cities and towns by $23.5 million in the 2015-16 fiscal year, which begins today. In the map below, click on each city to see how much the increase/decrease in state funding each...

Railroad pedestrian fatalities in Connecticut

Railroad pedestrian fatalities in Connecticut

Two pedestrians were killed by trains in Connecticut in the last 24 hours. We take a look at federal data to see how often these types of incidents occur in Connecticut.

At-grade railroad crossings in southeastern Connecticut

At-grade railroad crossings in southeastern Connecticut

Some transportation experts say the latest crossings improve safety but others say all at-grade crossings – even ones with the most advanced features - pose a risk.

Racial imbalance in Connecticut schools

Racial imbalance in Connecticut schools

A report, based on Oct. 1, 2014 enrollment data, identifies continuing racial imbalance at schools in Connecticut, including at five schools outside Groton.

Investigation details security breaches at U.S. airports

Investigation details security breaches at U.S. airports

A recent Associated Press investigation has detailed 268 perimeter breaches since 2004 at airports that together handle three-quarters of U.S. commercial passenger traffic.

Lottery revenues surpassed casinos in 2013 and continue to increase

Lottery revenues surpassed casinos in 2013 and continue to increase

As the state debates a bill that would authorize more casinos operated by the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan trives, another bill calling on the lottery to introduce keno was introduced last week and is scheduled for public hearing on Wednesday.

Casino slot-machine revenue for 2015

Casino slot-machine revenue for 2015

Foxwoods Resort Casino's slot-machine revenue for February was down 19.8 percent over the same month last year, while Mohegan Sun reported a more modest decline of 3.9 percent.

As spring nears, we look at local average heating oil prices

As spring nears, we look at local average heating oil prices

The first official day of spring is a little over a week from now on March 20. For the last 4 months we have been collecting information from our readers on heating oil price per gallon.

Number of Metro-North accidents has remained steady over last three years

Number of Metro-North accidents has remained steady over last three years

On Tuesday night a Metro-North commuter train struck an SUV just north of New York City. The driver of the vehicle and five people on the train were killed. Using Federal Railroad Administration data we looked at how many accidents involving the...

State-by-state median household incomes

State-by-state median household incomes

It's February which means we are the midst of winter's bleakness. It's also tax time and elected local, state and federal officials are drawing up budgets. We took at look at some historical data from the U.S. Census Bureau to show median household...

A look at year-by-year federal budgets

A look at year-by-year federal budgets

President Barack Obama today sent Congress his proposed budget. His budget proposes spending $4 trillion in the 2016 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

Connecticut's prison population reached 16-year low at end of 2014

Connecticut's prison population reached 16-year low at end of 2014

According to Department of Correction data, the total prison population at the end of 2007 was 19,400 while the population at the end of 2014 was 16,186 for a drop of 16.5%. Mike Lawlor, the governor's undersecretary for criminal justice policy,...

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