We in CT have a very high standard of living. We have more wealth per capita than any other state (give or take). We have the highest or near-highest median household income.
We have nearly the highest medical/hospital/dental costs in the nation. So we have to pay some of the highest insurance rates for that high cost care.
in other words, it all evens out across the country.
(Unless you aren’t rich in CT, of course.)
Under Gov. Malloy, who I’m convinced squeaked into office via voter fraud in Bridgeport, CT was the only state with “negative” economic growth last year.