Priorities for 2017 Legislative SessionJanuary 10, 2017
The General Assembly will face many challenges in this year's legislative session.
This is a top priority in 2017 -- bringing 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
This report by the Office of Legislative Research provides more details on issues facing the legislature.