Sens. Harding & Sampson: justifiable skepticism on striking workers benefits bill

February 29, 2024

For Immediate Release

Senate Republican Leader Stephen Harding and Sen. Rob Sampson, Ranking Senator on the Labor and Public Employees Committee, issued the following statement in reaction to the governor announcing his skepticism regarding a bill proposal that would provide jobless benefits to striking workers.

“The governor sees how far extreme left his party wants to take Connecticut. Majority Democrats in the legislature want to offer up your state taxpayer dollars, in the form of unemployment benefits, to people who voluntarily walk off the job? It’s an absurd notion on its face. Far left Connecticut Democrats believe government is the answer for everything. Republicans believe government should play a limited role. Republicans believe in protecting people’s rights so they can come up with their own answers.”