🇺🇸 Counting down to the election with 10 Reasons for Ross 🇺🇸
Kicking off this list with Reason number 1️⃣0️⃣ is my commitment to the environment. Beginning with my years as a Boy Scout and continuing with my involvement with organizations like Wilton Pollinator Pathway, I am invested in and care deeply about the environment and would bring this devotion to Hartford. I know the impact climate change has on our health, our economies, and our community’s future. I vow to always vote in favor of legislation that protects our environment, like Public Act 13 – 179. This bill, raised by the Environmental Committee, prepares Connecticut for the effects of climate change. My opponent was one of only six members of the House to vote against preparing for climate change. We can do better.
Building a Vibrant Economy
Building a vibrant economy in Connecticut requires addressing a financial crisis that is the result of decades of negligence. Pension contribution commitments have not been fulfilled, poor strategic decisions have been made, and little has been done to foster a long-term productive private-public business relationship. I believe the following three strategies will change the direction of Connecticut and set it on a path to a bright fiscal future.
1. Create a robust business roundtable.
Chaired by the Governor and supported by dedicated staff, Business Roundtables create forums for ongoing dialogue between state and business leaders. The core focus of the discussion is to create and maintain the best corporate climate, centered on critical topics that will advance economic growth and business performance.
The Department of Economic and Community Development should be refocused to support strategies outlined by the Business Roundtable, as well as narrow its scope to the programs and services that help companies prosper.
No roundtable like this exists on an ongoing basis in the state of Connecticut. The result is inconsistent application of policy and “one off” efforts that lack coordination and follow through. Projected state investment is minimal while the potential payoff of creating an attractive business climate is considerable.Read more: Tax and Pension Solutions (more…)
Keeping our families safe from gun violence
SUPPORTING QUALITY SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION
Addressing a transportation infrastructure in crisis
Put simply, when Connecticut invests in our roads, bridges, rail and buses, it is investing in the economy, in job growth and in the quality of life in our communities. I will build the coalitions necessary to ensure these investments are made wisely and well to help our state thrive.