Rep. Walker Appointed House Chair of Appropriations Committee
Speaker-designate Ritter and Majority Leader Rojas asked longtime committee leader Toni Walker to continue serving the state as House Chair of the Appropriations Committee.
“Toni’s experience and expertise have made her the driving force behind House Democrats’ fiscally responsible state budgets,” Speaker-designate Ritter said. “Toni is a powerhouse in the State Capitol and has an incredible working relationship with the governor’s budget team, the State Senate and her Republican colleagues.”
Majority Leader Rojas said, “I had the privilege of working closely with Rep. Walker on the last two budgets and there is no fiercer advocate for ensuring that the budget reflects the values and priorities of Connecticut taxpayers. She best understands the constraints and opportunities that exist on the appropriations side of budget.”
Rep. Walker said, “I’m honored Speaker Ritter and Majority Leader Rojas have put their faith in me during a historic public health and economic crisis. Over the past decade, I have worked hard to make the Appropriations Committee open to all ideas - Democratic and Republican. Good ideas and solid fiscal policy will guide us through the COVID economy.”
Rep. Walker is an educator in New Haven. In addition to being the longtime chair of Appropriations, Rep. Walker is the acknowledged policy leader in juvenile justice reform.