Bipartisan Budget Passes House and Senate

October 26, 2017

This afternoon, a bipartisan state budget ending Connecticut's fiscal crisis and restoring millions of dollars of cuts for Groton and Ledyard, passed the House in a 126 to 23 vote.

This budget was a true bipartisan effort and I am pleased that it received overwhelming support by both parties in the vote. I’ve heard from both Groton and Ledyard schools, town officials, and residents that the millions of dollars in cuts under the governor's executive order would have been disastrous and I am proud to have worked with leadership and members across the aisle to successfully restore them.

In regards to the economy, this budget bill includes funding for the manufacturing pipeline, which trains vo-tech students to have the skills necessary to work in the manufacturing and engineering fields, including companies like Electric Boat. The federal funding for this program is running out for this year, but this budget provides the funding to allow for that program to continue.

When we invest in our workforce, we invest in our future. Companies like Electric Boat continue to be the economic drivers we need for our state and the increased number of local jobs the manufacturing pipeline provides will allow Connecticut to remain competitive with surrounding states.

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