Priorities for 2017 Legislative SessionJanuary 5, 2017
The Connecticut General Assembly convened yesterday, marking the beginning of a challenging year for legislators. Nonetheless, I am excited to get to work on solving the problems facing our state.
This is our top priority in 2017 -- to bring stability to Connecticut’s finances. The effort to balance the state budget may seem daunting, but it is achievable. It will take hard work and compromise. We can succeed by streamlining state government, providing expected services efficiently and making critical adjustments to pension funding.
Other priorities include:
Providing our technical schools with the tools needed to ensure student success
Making higher education more affordable
Supporting small businesses so they can expand and create good-paying jobs
Finding ways to reduce the burden of property taxes on hard-working families
Creating an atmosphere in state government that is responsive, transparent and accountable to the needs of Connecticut residents
You can learn more in this report by the Office of Legislative Research.
Emmett D. Riley