Our Goal:

Fiscal Stability & Economic Growth


November 2018

“The original report released by the Commission last March served as an effective springboard for serious discussion of the daunting fiscal and economic situation facing our state. In order to pursue further progress on this important agenda, Commission members have continued our work – even though our status as a public body has ended – to refine and refocus our proposals and produce Commission Report 2.0.

— Robert Patricelli & Jim Smith, Co-Chairs of the Commission


Capitalizing on our


Despite fiscal challenges, Connecticut comes out ahead with high rankings in education, healthcare, and crime & corrections, according to U.S. News & World Report.  




Connecticut ranks in the top 10 for states educating their students. The report measures states based on "performance in higher education as well as primary and secondary schooling and pre-K education."



Crime & Corrections

According to the report, crime in the United States is on the decline. This news highlights the focus on public safety as Connecticut ranks 8th in Crime & Corrections. 




When measuring access to care, quality of care, and overall health of the population, Connecticut measures 12th out of 50 states.  


About Us

CT Rising is a not-for-profit established to support the work of the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth. CT Rising raises funds to hire national thought leaders and consultants to conduct research along with communications and administrative support. The research was donated to the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth in support of its mission to recommend policy changes to improve the Connecticut economy and the management of state resources.