Senator Fazio Eager to Pass Bill Cutting Worker Licensing Fees

January 31, 2024

January 31, 2024
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Senator Fazio Eager to Pass Bill Cutting Worker Licensing Fees

“Cutting fees provides critical tax relief to working- and middle-class people throughout Connecticut.”

HARTFORD, CT- Today, Senator Ryan Fazio (R-Greenwich) expressed enthusiasm following the announcement by Governor Lamont that the fiscal year 2025 budget adjustment proposal will include a recommendation to eliminate licensure application fees for workers in the education, childcare, and healthcare fields.

Senator Fazio sees this proposal as a positive step towards removing barriers to employment and fostering growth in these crucial sectors. “After proposing this concept for several years now, and getting a bill to cut licensing fees through committee last year, I’d like to recognize Governor Lamont for addressing this important issue and acknowledging the burden that licensure fees place on workers seeking jobs in education, childcare, and healthcare. By cutting or eliminating fees, we can encourage more individuals to pursue careers in these fields, increase growth, and make our state more affordable.”

“I am excited about the opportunity to work with the Governor and my fellow lawmakers to create a more favorable environment for qualified workers. By cutting licensure fees, we can attract more individuals to these sectors, increasing job opportunities and improving services for our communities,” Senator Fazio stated.

Cutting licensure fees for workers is a top priority for Senator Fazio this legislative session. This proposal is estimated to save workers in this state millions annually, providing much needed relief.