GovBeat: Connecticut


Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/03/2014

States increasing home heating assistance to avoid cuts in food stamps

Connecticut and New York are paying more in emergency energy assistance to avoid cuts to food stamp programs.

By Stephen Singer  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut, New York, newsletter

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Snowstorms have hit New England state budgets hard

Some states are well on their way to spend more than planned to deal with winter weather.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budgets, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, newsletter, Rhode Island, VERMONT

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Shark fins, tasters and tattoos: New laws on crime and courts

State legislatures passed more than 40,000 new laws in 2013, the bulk of which go into effect Jan. 1.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:22 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, laws, Legislation, newsletter, Oregon, States

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Northeastern states will press Midwest, Appalachia on clean air

Democratic governors hope to force Midwestern and Appalachian states to clean up their air.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:05 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut, Delaware, Environment, Illinois, indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, VERMONT, virginia, West Virginia

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/25/2013

States are better at running Obamacare than the federal government

The five best state exchanges have enrolled more than 35 percent of those eligible. The best federal exchange hasn’t even enrolled 6 percent.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, Connecticut, health care, Healthcare, Maryland, newsletter, obamacare, Rhode Island, VERMONT

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013

In 16 states, unemployment is at its lowest in at least four years

But the nation is still far from enjoying a full jobs recovery.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, employment, Florida, georgia, indiana, jobs, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Unemployment, Wages & Employment, wisconsin

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/18/2013

People in the Northeast and Midwest (and Texas) pay the highest property taxes

Depending on which county you live in, property taxes can amount to anywhere from 0.2 percent to 3.1 percent of a home’s value.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, housing, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, taxes, texas, VERMONT, wisconsin

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 11/15/2013

These are the 15 gubernatorial races to watch for 2014

Democrats and Republicans split the 2013 gubernatorial races. Now it’s on to 2014, where Republicans are playing a lot of defense.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:34 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Arizona, Arkansas, Campaigns and Elections, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, wisconsin

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Getting Connecticut’s books in order requires half a billion in state bonds

Gov. Dan Malloy is trying to use a more transparent accounting system -- but it’ll cost Connecticut some cash.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:01 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Connecticut, newsletter, States, taxes

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Anti-‘revenge porn’ group focusing on state bans, for now

The group is working states to criminalize the practice there, with an eye toward federal legislation

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:02 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, washington, wisconsin

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 09/25/2013

States fear big losses if government shuts down

A federal government shutdown would cost state and local governments millions of dollars a day.

By Reid Wilson  |  05:01 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Connecticut, Maryland, shutdown, States, virginia

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 09/17/2013

In the states, renewed gun debate hasn’t produced many results

Nine months after the Newtown shootings, gun control legislation is at a standstill.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:16 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bloomberg, colorado, Connecticut, gun controil, gun control, guns, New York, newtown, second amendment, shootings

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Many states with few insured citizens aren’t expanding Medicaid under Obamacare

Many of the states whose citizens are most likely to be uninsured have no plans to expand.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, coverage, Delaware, District of Columbia, expansion, Florida, georgia, Hawaii, health, Healthcare, insurance, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, medicaid, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, texas, VERMONT, wisconsin

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 09/16/2013

The state pension situation is improving, but most plan funding is still low

Wisconsin has the strongest pension plan; Illinois the worst.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:19 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012, Connecticut, illinois, kentucky, liability, Morningstar, New York, North Carolina, pension, pensions, South Dakota, Tennessee, unfunded, washington, wisconsin

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Per-student spending dropped by a fifth in Oklahoma and Alabama in just six years

At least 34 states spend less per student now than before the recession, according to a new report.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  07:32 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alabama, alaska, Arizona, budget, census, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Connecticut, education, florida, iowa, kansas, national association of state budget officers, North Dakota, Oklahoma, oregon, per-student, spending, student, West Virginia