CT Plummets From 12th-Best State to 24th; Near Bottom in Economy, Fiscal StabilityFebruary 28, 2018
The latest state rankings from U.S. News & World Report brought lots of bad news for Connecticut and its leaders.
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.
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