Thanks to our strong, fiscally responsible policies at the state level:
Our bond ratings are stellar.
Job growth numbers keep improving.
We have cut billions in unfunded pension debts from our balance sheets.
We paid back the pandemic-era Unemployment Trust Fund loan, which is great news for local businesses.
Last week, Connecticut transferred more than $1.3 billion to pay down its long-term pension debt.
Since the legislature enacted the state’s “fiscal guardrails” in 2017, more than $7 billion in excess contributions captured from volatile revenue sources have been made to pay down pension debt, resulting in far-reaching savings for Connecticut taxpayers.
Connecticut is about to take a transformative step toward making prescription drugs more affordable for all.
On Oct. 2, all Connecticut residents will be eligible to sign up for ArrayRx, a prescription drug discount card program that provides up to 80% off certain prescriptions at nearly all pharmacies in the state.
Paraeducators provide critical and direct support to teachers and students, which makes them an integral part of the school ecosystem. That is why I am happy to share that the Paraeducator Healthcare Subsidy Program will provide $5 million in financial assistance and increase access to quality health care.
During session, we successfully passed legislation that protects and supports individuals in the state who are in the twilight years of their life. Unfortunately, as the elderly population steadily rises, scam attempts against that community also increases. To help shield our older residents from being victimized, we passed PA 23-161, AN ACT CONCERNING FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF SENIOR CITIZENS.