What Matters to You?
Everyone deserves the care they need to stay healthy. Recent efforts at the state level to rein in costs for treatments like insulin are a fantastic start, but more needs to be done to ensure our communities, families and children stay healthy without backbreaking medical bills.
While Connecticut has had great success in curtailing the spread of the epidemic, the situation in the rest of the country demands that we stay vigilant. Our economic recovery is crucial, but impossible if the virus makes a resurgence here, too. I'll make sure the workers and small businesses bearing the brunt of the impact get the support they need to stay healthy and productive during this difficult time.
The middle class is being squeezed in Connecticut. We need to keep up the fiscal discipline we've shown while making sure that relief is reaching those who need it most, and we have to do it without cutting the vital services on which so many depend.
Connecticut has one of the best overall education rankings in the country, but the mechanism that determines funding, known as the Education Cost Sharing Formula, needs to better take into account special-needs and low-income students. I'll make it a priority to ensure that our communities and districts get the funding they need to continue effectively serving our children.
Despite having some of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the country, Connecticut is still losing too many recent graduates to other states. I'll continue to support programs like the Jobs Pipeline to remedy that, while making sure that our community colleges are prepared to fill the thousands of positions employers are crying out for, jobs that pay well and don't require a college degree.