By David Walker, of Bridgeport, is a former U.S. Comptroller General
Connecticut is in serious trouble, but it’s not too late to create a better future. Our last governor has already left the state and our current governor recently announced that he is taking a job out of state when he leaves office.
They are just two examples of the increasing number of people who are leaving Connecticut to retire or obtain jobs due to failed state economic and fiscal policies.
Shockingly, Connecticut faces a $4.6 billion budget deficit over the next two fiscal years.
This despite the fact that Governor Malloy proposed and the Democrat-controlled legislature passed two of the largest tax increases in state history during the past eight years.
It’s time to change course.
Bob Stefanowski rightfully recognizes that our state faces a real crisis.
He has promised to declare a “Fiscal State of Emergency,” and he recently released a five-step fiscal framework to balance the budget and provide room for the tax cuts that have been a centerpiece of his campaign. Those five steps are:
Complete Article: CTPost 10/21/2018:
Also New Haven Register 10/22/2018
Connecticut is fielding six openly gay Republican candidates for state General Assembly in a “rainbow wave” that contrasts with the LGBT candidates running as Democrats across the country.
The six General Assembly candidates are focusing on economic issues and say that they do not see the Trump administration as a threat to same-sex marriage, reported the Hartford Courant.
“I think that says a lot about Connecticut Republicans and how we’re different,” openly gay Republican candidate John Scott told the Hartford Courant. “Democrats like to paint the Republicans into a corner that we’re anti-gay, anti-woman, anti-everything and that’s just not true.”
Complete Article: The Daily Caller 9/28/18 :
Democrats and Republicans in the General Assembly held their traditional post-election caucuses Thursday, selecting new Democratic leadership in the Senate and new Republican minority leaders in both chambers.
Rep. Themis Klarides, R-Derby, was elected House minority leader, becoming the first woman to lead the GOP in the House. She was chosen by acclamation after a rival, Rep. Jason Perillo, R-Shelton, withdrew.
The new Senate leaders will be: Sen. Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven, president pro tem; Sen. Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, majority leader; and Sen. Len Fasano, R-North Haven, minority leader.
House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, and House Majority Leader Joseph Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, will retain their posts.
CT Mirror 11/6/2014
A photo of the newly elected executive board of the Connecticut Young Democrats — showing an all-white slate with a cardboard cutout of Barack Obama — is angering minority community leaders in the state.
They say the conspicuous absence of people of color is an insult in a year when the first black woman from Connecticut was elected to Congress, the first Asian-American captured a statewide office and minority voters helped put Ned Lamont in the governor’s office. The photo was taken Wednesday night at the party headquarters of the Connecticut Democrats in Hartford.
“The only Negro they could find was cardboard,” said Scot X. Esdaile, president of the Connecticut NAACP. “Everyone has been going to black churches throughout the campaign to try to get in front of our congregations. Now you can’t find any black people? It’s very hypocritical, and it’s very arrogant. I’m disgusted with that picture. How could that picture be a reflection of the Young Democrats?”
Hartford Courant Nov 30, 2018, Page 1.
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