Connecticut's prison population reached 16-year low at end of 2014

Connecticut's prison population reached 16-year low at end of 2014

According to Department of Correction data, the total prison population at the end of 2007 was 19,400 while the population at the end of 2014 was 16,186 for a drop of 16.5%. Mike Lawlor, the governor's undersecretary for criminal justice policy,...

UPDATE: Seismic activity data map

UPDATE: Seismic activity data map

Recently, a series of earthquakes struck the area near the town of Plainfield. Using U.S Geological Survey data, the map below shows seismic activity for up to 30 days. Click on the layer button in the top right to toggle between date ranges. The...

Forecast for gasoline prices adds up to savings for motorists

Forecast for gasoline prices adds up to savings for motorists

GasBuddy projects that in 2015 the average cost of gasoline in the U.S. will be $2.64. That would amount to a savings of $97 billion for motorists compared to the cost in 2014.

With new year, 29 states now exceed federal minimum wage

With new year, 29 states now exceed federal minimum wage

Starting on January 1, the state's minimum wage climbed from $8.70 to $9.15. It is the first of several increases aimed at ultimately boosting the wage to $10.10 an hour by Jan. 1, 2017.

Connecticut flu season sees spike in confirmed cases

Connecticut flu season sees spike in confirmed cases

The federal Centers for Disease Control on Dec. 20 said flu had reached epidemic levels nationwide.

Statewide housing permits for October

Statewide housing permits for October

According to the CT Department of Economic and Community Development, 433 housing units were given the OK in Connecticut in October. That's down about 16 percent from the 517 units approved during the same month last year.

Christmas tree farms in southeastern Connecticut

Christmas tree farms in southeastern Connecticut

Thanksgiving week is a little later than usual this year leaving you with about 3 1/2 weeks until Christmas.

Town-by-town governor's race vote tallies

Town-by-town governor's race vote tallies

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was reelected on Tuesday by a 27,000 vote margin. Using vote tallies provided by the Associated Press, we looked at town-by-town data to see what towns the candidates won and by what margin.

Connecticut voter registration rate

Connecticut voter registration rate

The Day took a look at voter registration and party enrollment data.

Young voters and midterm elections

Young voters and midterm elections

With Election Day less than one week away, candidates are mobilizing to get their party supporters to the polls on November 4.

Heroin-related deaths in 2012 and 2013

Heroin-related deaths in 2012 and 2013

According to Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services statistics, some 8,000 of its clients named heroin as their primary drug in 2011, but by 2013, that number had jumped to 10,000. Below we look at the number heroin-related...

States with absentee and early voting laws

States with absentee and early voting laws

Voters in Connecticut will decide at the polls on Nov. 4 whether they want to amend the state constitution to remove restrictions on in-person and absentee voting and allow lawmakers to consider various early voting measures adopted in 35 other...

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