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The "framework" state budget agreement reached over the weekend by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and legislative Democrats is not gimmick-free, no matter what the deal-makers say. The still-unfinished draft budget has its share of smoke and mirrors. It would,...
The Hartford CourantMost people would agree that Connecticut's wealthiest residents should pay a greater share of their income in taxes than middle- and working-class residents. With 100, 1,000 or even 10,000 times more disposable income than the average resident, the state'...
The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain last year gave more than $1 million to projects, scholarships and causes to promote health and well-being in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. The foundation’s directors concluded the...
The earned income tax credit, or EITC, is one of the best domestic policy tools ever invented. Since it can only be claimed by people who work and pay taxes, it encourages and rewards work. It keeps low-income wage earners out of poverty. The money...
Tags: Taxation, Greenwich, Personal Income, Politics, Interior Policy
TOWNS SEE LOOMING SHORTFALLS By Betsy Gara Town leaders are anxiously crunching numbers as they review Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget. Given the size of the budget deficit, the Connecticut Council of Small Towns applauds the intent of the...
The Hartford CourantWhen Greenwich billionaire Edward Lampert moved to Florida earlier this year, did you feel better off? That question is at the heart of a report out Thursday that shows Connecticut went from being one of the states with the highest income equality in the...
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Income inequality, like its cousin, corporate greenmail, can be bad or not-so-bad. If it means the richest people are making huge gobs of money while the rest of us are getting ahead nicely, that's not so terrible. A new report from Connecticut Voices...
You could work full time, every week of the year at Connecticut's $8.25-per-hour minimum wage and come up with a pre-tax annual income of $17,160. That's more than $5,700 below the federal poverty level for a family of four. When you adjust for...
Like the rest of the nation, wage increases for Connecticut's higher-income workers rose at a much faster rate than for the lowest-paid employees during the past five years, according to a new analysis. Pay for the top 10 percent of workers rose by 14....
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Here's a chilling indicator of how nasty Connecticut's recession has been: the number of people living in poverty in the past three years increased in Bloomfield, Bridgeport, Norwalk, Shelton, Stamford, Wethersfield and Windham. That's according to a new...
Fox 61Since 2006, Connecticut has gotten more of the Hollywood action, particularly after legislators passed a film tax credit program, which translated into big time savings for movie makers. That meant anywhere up to a 30% tax credit if they shoot in the...
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