CT has horrible income inequality

From a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities study, as interpreted by Connecticut Voices for Children: Connecticut ranks third in the country, with its richest residents— the top five percent of households— having average incomes 17 times as large as the bottom 20 percent of households and five times as large as the middle 20 percent …

Putting college out of reach

After years of states cutting funding to higher education, college is increasingly being moved out of reach, particularly for low-income families, according to this, from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. From the center (and the emphasis is mine): After adjusting for inflation: Forty-seven states — all except Alaska, North Dakota, and Wyoming — …

If something sounds too good to be true…

…then run — don’t walk — the other way. The recent Congressional budget agreement promises to do all kinds of magical things, but mostly? From Robert Greenstein, founder and president of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the agreement, if approved: would eviscerate substantial parts of the federal government — including parts that have …