The Hartford Business Journal, March 30, 2012

News this good is apparently too hot to sit on: The Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s office gleefully declared Friday that, according to fresh data, Connecticut ranks first among all 50 states as the best place for women to live and work.

According to them, a report that gathered data from the National Council of State Legislatures, the National Women’s Law Center, the Center for American Women & Politics at Rutgers and the U.S. Census Bureau, among other sources, found Connecticut women fare better than those in all other 49 states in an aggregate picture that includes healthcare coverage, education, economic wellbeing, parenting support systems and the percentage of women in elected office.

Commission chief Teresa Younger and Blumenthal are set to formally announce the findings Monday at a 2:30 p.m. news conference at the Legislative Office Building.

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