Connecticut

The Whiter, Richer School District Right Next Door

Public schools’ dependence on local property taxes means some districts get isolated from the financial resources in their communities.

Separated by Design: How Some of America’s Richest Towns Fight Affordable Housing

In southwest Connecticut, the gap between rich and poor is wider than anywhere else in the country. Invisible walls created by local zoning boards and the state government block affordable housing and, by extension, the people who need it.

Movement to Allow Campaign Funds to Pay for Child Care Dealt Setback in Connecticut

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Amazon to locate new offices across a very short bridge ... Arizona considers fining teachers for influencing student political views … St. Paul loses its bikes.

Tolling Proposals in Connecticut Push Federal Officials Into ‘New Territory’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Chicago mayoral primary results ... new fees proposed for Uber, Lyft rides in Los Angeles … and Colorado Springs vaping public health emergency.

In States Embracing More Toll Roads, Freeways May No Longer Be Free

Some transportation officials are considering road-funding plans that were once unthinkable.

Governor-Elect’s Advisory Board Endorses More Expansive Tolling Plan

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Texas driver’s license problems … unused computer equipment in Kansas … and Los Angeles teachers are set to strike in January.

Cities Seek to Align ‘Opportunity Zone’ Capital With Local Priorities

"There's a lot of work to do here that tax-advantaged capital will not do by itself,” says urban policy expert Bruce Katz.

Connecticut Tolling Plan Offers $1 Billion in Projected Revenue

A report released by the state shows some of the different proposed costs for commuters, out-of-state truckers and others using the proposed tolled routes.

This Region’s Home Prices Are Being Hit Hard by SALT Deduction Changes

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Super Typhoon Yutu’s destruction … Missing vote-by-mail applications in Ga. … Wis.’s slipping DMV performance … and Philly City Council honors Gritty mascot.

Privacy Concerns Raised With Connecticut’s $10 Million Electronic Tolling Study

“If Connecticut does not restrict how it shares toll information, state tolls could become an on-ramp for the federal government’s deportation machine,” the ACLU says.

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As States Legalize Sports Gambling, Convenience and Tax Rates Are Key

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to legalization, but one analysis says states should see serious budget revenue gains with the right policies.

States Try to Silence Robocalls, But They’re Worse Than Ever

While some states are looking at stronger penalties and other measures, officials acknowledge curbing robocalls is a very difficult task.

Atlanta's Ransomware Isn't an 'Isolated Incident'

COMMENTARY | Symantec's Tim Hankins outlines the continued prevalence of ransomware attacks, and what it means for governments as they consider their level of cybersecurity.

Gun Safety Looms Over Governors' Trump Meeting

While GOP governors plan to discuss solutions, despite disagreeing on which ones, some Democratic governors suspect the issue will become another ‘bargaining chip’ for the White House.

Hartford Nears Bankruptcy as State Aid Remains Uncertain

Connecticut struggles in its third month without a budget and faces a deadline where Gov. Dannel Malloy will have to start cutting municipal aid.

Florida Gov. Picks a Fight With Connecticut Over Business Climate

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Maine’s first-ever “food sovereignty” law; Oakland’s “backroom deals”; and Utah’s latest attempt at Medicaid expansion.

Betsy DeVos vs. Connecticut: State and School Leaders Skewer Her ‘Dangerous Daycare’ Remarks

Angry responses percolated over the Memorial Day weekend and erupted Tuesday in public protest.