This year has been like drinking from a fire hose, with the pandemic affecting every aspect of our lives. While COVID-19 has taken center stage, Connecticut’s fiscal, education, and infrastructure issues have not, however, disappeared. Connecticut’s continuing fiscal and economic fragility will make recovery — restoring our jobs, public health, and economy — a greater challenge than ever. Just as we must carefully balance public health with economic and social imperatives, we must approach all the issues we face with balance, not politics.
We must make the state a responsible steward of your tax dollars by reducing state spending, renegotiating state union contracts, and streamlining government, while investing in education, infrastructure, and essential social services. We must attract new businesses with business-friendly tax and regulatory policies, and reduce your taxes as the tax base grows and state spending decreases.