Senator Kelly Releases Statement Re: Aetna’s Relocation to NYC

June 29, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. – Today Co-Chairman of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee, State Senator Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) released the following statement regarding Aetna’s announcement that they will move their Corporate Headquarters to New York City in 2018.

“While this is disappointing news, it is not surprising,” said Sen. Kelly. “Far too long Connecticut has been governed by those with little regard for fiscal responsibility and even less regard for good-paying jobs and the hard-working families that call Connecticut home.”

Following a never-ending budget battle in Hartford, Aetna’s announcement comes just a year after General Electric’s move from Connecticut to Boston.

“If GE’s move wasn’t a wake-up call, this is,” said Sen. Kelly. “All eyes are on us, whether it’s large corporations with headquarters here or the Wall Street credit agencies, all are watching anxiously as the Connecticut economy continues to flounder. We cannot fail to do our jobs; we must put Connecticut on a path to prosperity.”

“Senate Republicans have done their job and have a plan to do this,” said Sen. Kelly. “Our plan lays the foundation for a new Connecticut, a plan that will put hard-working families first, a plan that creates jobs through a stable and predictable economy. Connecticut needs a new direction and Senate Republicans are ready to lead the way.”

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