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State fares poorly in many respects

Eva Lowell Ledyard

Publication: The Day

Published 02/16/2013 12:00 AM
Updated 02/15/2013 05:12 PM

Here are some facts that need to be shared with voters in Connecticut.

Barron's Magazine rated Connecticut's debt situation as the worst in the country in 2012.

TopRetirements.com ranked Connecticut as the 2012 worst state for retirement.

The Institute for Truth in Accounting ranked Connecticut's financial status as the worst in the nation with a debt burden of $49,000 per taxpayer.

Connecticut's credit quality was ranked 50th in the nation by Conning Inc.'s State of the States Municipal Credit Research Report in 2012.

Connecticut's Tax Freedom Day of May 5, 2012 was the latest in the nation, according to the Tax Foundation.

Connecticut's Achievement Gap is the worst in the nation, according to the Connecticut Council for Education Reform.

The Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors by the Cato Institute gave Gov. Dan Malloy an "F".

Did you ever wonder where your tax money is being spent?

Is the abysmal failure of your elected officials really OK with you?

Source: The Yankee Institute for Public Policy.

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