[Excerpt from reporting by Christine Stuart. Please click the link to read the complete article.]

[....] The report, which seems to be presenting a view that’s the opposite of what Connecticut’s business community has been telling lawmakers, says residents enjoy their living conditions in Connecticut. The conclusions were based on a DataHaven survey of 16,000 residents.

"When residents were asked about their living conditions in the state, their answers don’t correspond to perceptions advanced by business advocates," the Center for Public Policy and Social Research report states....

"Disinvestment, not a higher tax burden, will only diminish the state’s economic competitiveness and high quality of life over the next ten to fifteen years. Investment is therefore required to stimulate and sustain economic growth."