For years Connecticut was trapped—politicians kept making promises they couldn’t keep and racking up debts they couldn’t pay down.
By the time I got to Hartford, I figured it was time to try something new. I’m the first Governor in nearly 80 years to bring small business experience to the job and I like to think it’s made a difference.
We’re created a record number of jobs and provided free training that’s got people and businesses flocking to the state for the first time in years. We’re putting in the work to make Connecticut the most family-friendly state in the country, and in response people are putting down roots here.
In my first term we made historic investments in education and child care so that moms and dads could get back to work. And when it came to taxes, we prioritized getting our middle and working class families relief, with $660 million in targeted tax cuts – all while paying down our debt to save our children and grandchildren billions.
Four years ago, people were ready to turn out the lights and now folks from all across the country are asking us what our secret sauce is.
Still, there’s a lot of work to be done— costs are rising across the country and Connecticut is no exception. That’s why we delivered the largest tax cut in history for middle class families. We’ve held the line on reckless spending so that if a recession hits, things like education, health care, police, and infrastructure don’t have to take a hit.
For Susan Bysiewicz and I, another four years of serving the people of Connecticut is the chance to make sure our economy stays resilient and everyone gets the opportunity to bring their ideas to life in our great state.