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STATE SENATOR

Ed Gomes

FIGHTING FOR OUR COMMUNITY

Bipartisan Budget Deal

With our state facing tough fiscal challenges, Democrats and Republicans put aside our differences, came together and compromised to pass a bipartisan budget that moves Connecticut forward. This budget reflects some difficult choices but I believe this agreement is fair, draws upon the best ideas and compromises from both political parties, and represents the priorities of the residents of Connecticut.

Protects Bridgeport

  • Protects our city from painful cuts to services and education
  • Rejects numerous bad ideas to take funding from cities and move it to wealthy suburbs
  • Protects working families by rolling back Republican cuts to the Earned Income Tax Credit which helps 16,000 Bridgeport residents
  • Maintains the car tax cuts that benefit cities like Bridgeport

Invest In Our Economy

  • Invests in the innovation economy through competitive grants which enable our cities to reenvision our urban centers and grow jobs
  • Supports our local manufacturers and job training programs
  • Invests in small businesses that look to start and grow in local communities
  • Builds our bioscience industry where the future of our economy lies

Prioritizes Students & Education

  • Protects Housatonic Community College and other state universities from devastating cuts
  • Maintains a strong level of local education funding
  • Creates a new education funding formula to shift funding to cities like Bridgeport
  • Protects college scholarships for low and middle income students

Defends Progressive Policies

  • Protects dedicated state funds for women and minority owned businesses to work on state and local projects
  • Preserves Connecticut’s clean elections program which keeps dark money out of our politics
  • Maintains our commitments to energy efficiency and jobs in the green energy economy
  • Funds programs for people with developmental disabilities