Connecticut landed near the bottom of the barrel in a new report that graded the fiscal health of all states. The Nutmeg State was recently ranked 49th for fiscal health by The Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Mercatus ranked states in five separate categories and things don't look good for Connecticut in any of them. Revenues only cover 92 percent of expenses, which came in dead last among states.  [
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National GOP investing in Stefanowski, hoping to win seat
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