The Atlantic has this Rorschach Test article for you, What on Earth Is Wrong With Connecticut?.
You can either go away with The Atlantic‘s conclusion.
In the biggest picture, Connecticut is a victim of two huge trends—first, the revitalization of America’s great rich cities and second, the long-term rise of hot, cheap suburbs. But Connecticut’s cities are not rich or great; its weather is not hot year-round; and its cost-of-living is not low. The state once benefited from the migration of corporations and their employees from grim and dangerous nearby metros, but now that wave is receding. To get rich, Connecticut offered a leafy haven where America’s titans of finance could move. To stay rich, it will have to build cities where middle-class Americans actually want to stay.
Or you can go away with a “conservative” anti-liberal conclusion of your own, as The Atlantic suggests.