Connecticut has a proud history of opportunity and promise. But people across our district and our state now fear that neither they nor their children can have a future here.
Connecticut has recovered only half the jobs lost during the recession. It has one of the country’s heaviest overall tax burdens, one of the most unfriendly business climates, and ranks as the worst state for retirement. Even after the record 2011 tax increase, it’s facing a $2.8 billion deficit in the next biennium. All this creates an environment of financial and job insecurity that is driving people and businesses to other states.