By Ellen Beatty
There are many issues that are important to me and the people of Connecticut that I will champion when elected. These include but are not limited to quality and affordable healthcare, paid family medical leave; protecting the environment, quality and equitable education for all from pre-k to undergraduate college and/or technical training, raising the minimum wage, and strong protections of the labor movement. How we treat our most vulnerable is essential to our successful future. These ideas are not mere dreams but are achievable with some level headed, long term planning and workable solutions. The reactive, crisis approach to fiscal management in Connecticut is over. My belief is unshakeable that Connecticut needs creative, effective and doable strategic planning.
When legislators develop policies to address complex challenges, these ideas must be complete with impact data, costs, funding plans for sustainability, context and legislative recommendations. There must be suggested solutions to all challenges so that distractions, small issues, past arguments and special interests don’t interfere. Connecticut needs a sustainable path to fiscal stability and reinvigoration of economic growth. That recovery has started and must be the basis to inspire confidence for the long term.