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How Wealthy Towns Keep People With Housing Vouchers Out

Section 8 vouchers should give low-income people the opportunity to live outside poor communities. But discriminatory landlords, exclusionary zoning and the federal government’s hands-off approach leave recipients with few places to call home.

How Wealthy Towns Keep People With Housing Vouchers Out

Section 8 vouchers should give low-income people the opportunity to live outside poor communities. But discriminatory landlords, exclusionary zoning and the federal government’s hands-off approach leave recipients with few places to call home.

Connecticut

Being Ready for Anything

This is part of a series of interviews conducted during the 2019 National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ Annual Conference.

Cities and States Look to Tap More Tax Revenue From Expensive Real Estate Sales

“It basically allows for luxury housing to pay for affordable housing,” said a Boston city council member describing a "transfer" tax proposal there.

State Poverty Figures Show Positive Trends, But Some Places Still Struggle

The Census Bureau figures also show incomes lag behind pre-recession levels in at least nine states.

A Lawyer Fought Housing Segregation. Now Wealthy Suburbanites Want to Fire His Firm.

Westport is the second Connecticut town this year to pressure one of the state’s leading law firms to abandon its affordable housing work—or risk losing the local school system as a client.

Two Governors Pledge to Collaborate On Legal Marijuana Regulations

Neither New York or Connecticut allow for recreational pot yet. But governors of the two states are interested in setting consistent guidelines for it.

The States Where the Most New Homes Are at Risk of Flooding

A new report warns 17,800 coastal homes built after 2009 will be within the 10-year floodplain by 2050 without any reduction in greenhouse gas pollution.

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

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

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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

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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

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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.

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.