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CT Plummets From 12th-Best State to 24th; Near Bottom in Economy, Fiscal Stability

February 28, 2018 By Staff
CT Plummets From 12th-Best State to 24th; Near Bottom in Economy, Fiscal Stability

The latest state rankings from U.S. News & World Report brought lots of bad news for Connecticut and its leaders.

The latest U.S. News and World Report (UNSWR) state rankings are out, and Connecticut plummeted in one year from the 12th-best state in the nation to the 24th-best state.

USNWR ranked states on health care, education, economy, opportunity, infrastructure, crime, fiscal stability, and quality of life. Connecticut ranked in the top half on health care, education, and crime. It ranked near the middle in opportunity.

However, Connecticut ranked in the bottom 10 for economy (#43), infrastructure (#41), and fiscal stability (#41).

Connecticut was also behind other New England states, including New Hampshire (#5), Massachusetts (#8), Vermont (#9), and Maine (#22). Only Rhode Island (#28) – interestingly, the only other New England state with a Democratic governor – ranked behind Connecticut.