Taxes – Connecticut has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. We cannot continue to expect the taxpayers of Connecticut to foot the bill for the lack of accountability in Hartford. We must right-size our state government, implement accounting controls to find and eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse, and return to passing legitimate, balanced state budgets.
Tolls – Tolls will drive up the cost of doing business in Connecticut, getting to work, trucking goods into our state, and will add another layer of bureaucracy for our state government to manage. Worst of all, tolls disproportionately hurt lower income families, as the cost to drive from New Haven to Stamford would be the same for the investment banker as it would be for the butcher. Tolls are another tax that Connecticut families cannot afford to absorb.
Education – A quality education for our children is a hallmark of a Connecticut upbringing. I believe the more opportunity we give our teachers and local administrators to make decisions for our children, the better off they will be. I strongly oppose the actions taken during the 2019 legislative session to force school districts to regionalize. Any decisions to regionalize services should be made on a voluntary basis between school districts and be based upon student, faculty, and administrative needs, not the opinions of politicians and bureaucrats.