Connecticut-based Health Plans Boost State’s Economy, Study Finds

Connecticut-based Health Plans Boost State’s Economy, Study Finds

A recent study on economic impact of Connecticut-based health plans indicates they have a significant influence on the state’s economic health.  The health plans – all household names in Connecticut – provide $15 billion a year in positive economic output, according to a study by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC).

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CT Bucks A Natonal Trend in Adoption of Solar Energy in Communities of Color; Programs Lead to Parity, Rather than Disparity, New Report Finds

 CT Bucks A Natonal Trend in Adoption of Solar Energy in Communities of Color; Programs Lead to Parity, Rather than Disparity, New Report Finds

It turns out that with a concerted effort, green can be a more consequential color than black and white, at least in Connecticut.  Newly released data indicates that the state is bucking a national trend of disparity when it comes to solar adoption among communities of color, according to the Connecticut Green Bank.

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Greater New Haven Economic Update Reflects Trends

Greater New Haven Economic Update Reflects Trends

The population change in the New Haven region’s municipalities (between 2010 and 2016) was negligible - an increase of 0.14%. The largest population losses during the six-year period were in Meriden (-665) and West Haven (-592) while the largest increases were in Milford (+671), New Haven (+626) and Hamden (+516). A draft economic development report, open for public comments through May 26, has the data.

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Banks, Regulated by Federal Government, Obliged to Say No To Marijuana Businesses - States Urge Congress to Act

Banks, Regulated by Federal Government, Obliged to Say No To Marijuana Businesses - States Urge Congress to Act

Attorney General William Tong has joined a bipartisan coalition of 38 states and territorial attorneys general urging Congress to pass the federal Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act or similar measures that would give legal marijuana-related businesses access to the federal banking system. Today, banks say no to marijuana-related businesses due to the ongoing conflict between state and federal law.

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State’s Commercial Fishing Industry Wary of Push Toward Wind Turbines in Coastal Waters

State’s Commercial Fishing Industry Wary of Push Toward Wind Turbines in Coastal Waters

Commercial fishing, a mainstay of Connecticut commerce, is raising a cautionary voice – even as the state is doubling down on the potential benefits of wind power off the state’s shoreline, aimed at increasing energy efficiency and economic development. Don’t grow one renewable resource at the cost of another, they stress, as the legislature ponders action.

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Massachusetts Ranked 1st for Millennials; Connecticut is 21st, Analysis Shows

Massachusetts Ranked 1st for Millennials; Connecticut is 21st, Analysis Shows

A new analysis highlights the gap between Connecticut and neighboring Massachusetts for members of the millennial generation – young adults in their early 20’s to early 30’s.  A state-by-state ranking shows Massachusetts is 1st in the nation.  Connecticut ranks 21st, New York was 14th, and Rhode Island was 31st.

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