Moving Connecticut forward requires better infrastructure that reliably connects Connecticut’s communities to each other, the region and the world. That is why my plan levies electronic tolls on heavy trucks, Bola88 which cause disproportionate damage to our roads without paying their fair share for upkeep and improvements. I voted for this year’s constitutional amendment to end the raiding of our transportation fund, and will be committed to state budgets that don’t drain investments in our infrastructure to patch over deficits.

Do you plan to encourage Fairfield County state reps to make sure that their communities’ voices are heard, even if they share two communities that are very different demographics? NL:Bola88 No matter where they live, residents of Connecticut all want leaders who will fight for decent jobs that can support our families, build a better life for our children, and secure our futures in retirement. As governor, my first priority will be resolving Connecticut’s fiscal crisis so that we can make critical investments in education, infrastructure, and workforce development.

I will work with every state legislator to help us build that future together, and my door will always be open to representatives of every community in our state. Bola88  Fundamentally, as a Fairfield County paper, the thing I hear most is that the state government is happy and eager to take their money but disinterested in their concerns or problems. Do you plan on addressing that or fixing that as a Fairfield County resident? NL: I’ve lived in Fairfield County for four decades; Annie and I raised our kids here. I have a clear understanding of the issues important to the families and communities in this area of the state.