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Is Connecticut the ‘best’ state in the nation?

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Damn, it feels good to be a Nutmegger. A study released earlier this week ranked Connecticut as the top state for a Human Development Index — which is just a clunky way of saying well-being. It weighs factors like life expectancy, standard of living and education and creates an index score between 1 and 10 […] [Read More]
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Connecticut works longer to pay off taxes than any other state

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Taxes are due on Monday, which may seem a little early in Connecticut, where the average taxpayer has yet to work enough days or hours to pay off his or her tax bill for the year. According to the folks at The Tax Foundation, Connecticut residents must work until May 13 this year in order […] [Read More]

What would Betty Friedan think of Southwestern Connecticut on 50th anniversary of ‘The Feminine Mystique?’

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Today marks 50 years since Betty Friedan’s groundbreaking book The Feminine Mystique was first published. In the half-century since her words were first printed, beginning a rush of consciousness raising surrounding what she called “the problem that has no name” — the unhappiness of women across the nation, a lot of progress has been made. […] [Read More]

Nutmeggers movin’ on out

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Connecticut has the seventh highest percentage of movers shipping out of the state in the nation, according to a recent study released by a moving company. United Van Lines conducts a survey each year, tracking which states the company’s customers move into and out of over the course of a year, and found that 56 […] [Read More]