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Issues

  • Fiscal Accountability
  • Fiscal Accountabilty >>

  • We have a $3.5 billion dollar budget deficit and we need to make the difficult decisions that will close that gap now. We can no longer keep pushing the problem off year after year. Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York is making tough decisions and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is too.
  • Education >>

  • Education is one of Connecticut’s last remaining competitive advantages in attracting businesses – and jobs – to our state. We cannot afford to lose that edge. As a strong supporter of education reform legislation, I am disappointed – but not surprised – that Connecticut was not a finalist in the national “Race to the Top” competition for federal funding.
  • Transportation
  • Transportation >>

  • There was a time, not long ago, when there was little political will to make mass transit a serious part of Connecticut’s transportation system. Cars were king. Trains were seen as, well, a relict of a bygone era. The smart money was on building bigger highways and letting our neglected train system take a back seat.