"As a born and bred Connecticut Yankee, I am second to no one in my love for this state. I defy anyone to find a state that offers a better combination of rural, suburban and urban charm in a package of 4,800 square miles to its residents. If you want something, you can find it here.
But that is not to say all is well. Our largest companies are fleeing for more business-friendly states, people are leaving for cheaper cost of living states, and, despite an income tax and approximately $200 million per year from Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, each Connecticut taxpayer owes $56,500 to pay off our state’s debt, according to Truth in Accounting. We are consistently ranked at or near the bottom of surveys of fiscal health."