Connecticut is projected to see higher than average home sales during the third quarter of 2018, according to ATTOM Data Solutions, and most of the activity is in Fairfield and New Haven Counties.
Connecticut contains a mere 1 percent of the total national population across fifty states, but its metropolitan areas occupied three spots in 24/7 Wall Street’s list of cities residents are fleeing.
A withering assessment of Connecticut’s economic and fiscal problems was used by The Pioneer Institute — a think-tank based in Boston — as an example of why Massachusetts should not raise taxes on high-income earners.
Newly released data from the Internal Revenue Service shows a record loss of high-income tax filers and their families in 2015 following the state’s second largest tax increase. A total of $2.6 billion in adjusted gross income was lost to other states as Connecticut experienced a net loss of roughly 20,179 residents.
An estimated 2,000 realtors and brokers gathered in Bushnell Park outside the Capitol building on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to create “A Connecticut We Can Sell,” and stop the outmigration crisis that is hurting homeowners, businesses and the real estate market.
One in five pension checks for retired Connecticut state employees are mailed out of state, according to October figures provided by the state comptroller’s office. Every month more than $25 million in pension payments goes out of state but a proposed bill in the General Assembly would impose a 30 percent “forwarding fee” on those funds.