When I decided to run for the State Senate, Connecticut's unemployment rate was below 8%. Now it is at 9% (the worst in New England). Then our state had a $155 million budget deficit. Now we still have a $60 million deficit. Then Connecticut was ranked the 7th worst state to do business. Now numerous groups agree we are the absolute worst state to do business.
In just a short span of time we have seen a bad situation deteriorate into a worse situation, and there is no hope in sight that our legislature and Governor Malloy will adopt the policies we need to truly balance our budget and move towards a system that creates jobs and prosperity for everyone who needs them.