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Interesting Stats About Connecticut
Interesting Stats About Connecticut
Did you know that in 2006 Connecticut ranked second in the nation in net farm income per acre ($508)? How about that in the same year we ranked tenth in U.S. Department of Defense total contracts ($7.78 billion)? Or that in 2007 the state ranked 18th in the percent of nonfarm employees engaged in manufacturing (11.2%)? These are just three of the many statistics contained in new report called "Connecticut In Perspective 2008 - A Statistical View of the Constitution State."

Published by CQ Press, a division of the Congressional Quarterly, the report has almost 600 facts about Connecticut in topics ranging from the economy and employment to population and transportation. Many of the stats help support policy positions that we have taken over the years.

For example, every legislative session we work to defeat a corporate tax proposal (mandatory combined reporting, or unitary taxation) that would be particularly burdensome for headquarter companies and we find that Connecticut, although a small state, ranks 15th in the number of Fortune 500 companies headquartered here. And we're told that corporations in Connecticut don't really pay taxes, but the facts show that in 2006 corporate tax revenues in Connecticut were the 21st highest in the nation and 15th highest on a per capita basis.

The flip side to the "corporations don't pay their fair share of taxes" argument is that poverty is endemic in Connecticut and government is insensitive to it. The facts show that in 2006 Connecticut ranked 48th in percent of families living in poverty, 47th in percent of children living in poverty and 48th in percent of senior citizens living in poverty. And there are a variety of statistics that shows that state government provides a good safety net for those who can't adequately provide for themselves. Although reducing poverty as much as possible is a worthy goal for the state, there should be greater recognition that a growing, vibrant economy can offer a way out of poverty for those who can work and the revenues to help support those who cannot.

Some other interesting national rankings:

--2nd in average annual earnings of full-time state government employees
--2nd in per capita state and local government tax revenue
--38th in state business tax climate index
--2nd in average weekly earnings of manufacturing production workers
--2nd in estimated average salary of public school classroom teacher
--17th in percent of public school 8th graders proficient or better in math
--4th in percent of private-sector establishments offering health insurance
--1st in average medical malpractice award payments





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Keeping You & Your Heart Healthy
May 23 at Windsor Town Hall, Council Chambers
St. Gabriel School Open Door Tours
Tuesdays at 77 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor
Trinity Christian School Open House
May 23 at Trintiy Christian School, 180 Park Avenue, Windsor
Windsor Water Rats Swim Team Tryout
May 23 at Windsor High School Pool
Evening Book Club
May 25 at Windsor Public Library
Happy Hour & Networking
May 25 at VIto's by the Water - 1936 Blue Hills Ave Ext, Windsor, CT
Windsor Water Rats Swim Team Tryout
May 25 at Windsor High School Pool
WWRX Swim Team Tryouts
May 25 at Windsor High School Pool
Book Babies
May 26 at Windsor Public Library
Junior Farm Apprentice Program
Through May 26 at Northwest Park
Memorial for CT Witch Trial Victims
May 26 at Northwest Park, large pavilion
Build Your Own Building Day
May 27 at WIndsor Art Center
St. Gabriel School Open Door Tours
Tuesdays at 77 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor
Shake, Shimmy & Dance
May 31 at Windsor Public Library
bike MS
Jun 4
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jun 7 at Windsor Public Library
Heritage Brick Installation
Jun 7 at Windsor Center: Heritage Brick Patio across from CVS
Main Street Matters Morning Meeting
Jun 7 at Windsor Art Center: 40 Mechanic St
Alzheimer's Support Group
Jun 8 at Kimberly Hall North
A Burst of Blooms Art Show
Jun 13 at Windsor Public Library Meeting Room 1
Shake, Shimmy & Dance
Jun 14 at Windsor Public Library
It's Time to Get Ticked Off - 2nd An
Jun 17 at Northwest Park
Puttin' on the Dog for Cats
Jun 17 at Northwest P ark
Summer Classic Movie Series - Unforg
Jun 20 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jun 21 at Windsor Public Library
Open House and Ribbon Cutting
Jun 24 at 55 Poquonock Avenue, Windsor
Windsor Senior Book Club
Jun 26 at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series - The Se
Jun 27 at Windsor Public Library
Shake, Shimmy & Dance
Jun 28 at Windsor Public Library
Farmers' Market
Thursdays June 29 - Oct 19 at Lot on corner of Broad St & Maple Ave
Greener Cleaners
Jun 29 at Windsor Public Library
Heritage Brick Installation
Jun 7 at Windsor Center: Heritage Brick Patio across from CVS
Main Street Matters Morning Meeting
Jun 7 at Windsor Art Center: 40 Mechanic St
Farmers' Market
Thursdays June 29 - Oct 19 at Lot on corner of Broad St & Maple Ave
Farmers' Market
Thursdays June 29 - Oct 19 at Lot on corner of Broad St & Maple Ave
Farmers' Market
Thursdays June 29 - Oct 19 at Lot on corner of Broad St & Maple Ave
Taste of Summer
Jul 20 at Town Green
Farmers' Market
Thursdays June 29 - Oct 19 at Lot on corner of Broad St & Maple Ave