Indeed, as the Hartford Courant points out in an editorial, the latest data reveal that Connecticut is in the middle of a taxpayer exodus.
Those who moved out of Connecticut from 2015 to 2016 took with them more than $6 billion in adjusted gross income, or AGI.
People who moved to Connecticut brought with them only about $3.36 billion in AGI. The total net loss to Connecticut: $2.7 billion. In one year. That was in the top five of all states, regardless of population.
And that was before this year's budget battle, which nearly precipitated dramatic cuts to municipal services. The taxes and cutbacks that lawmakers agreed to in order to pass a compromise budget bill will likely anger more monied nutmeggers.