We need common sense, fiscally sound progressive policies that drive our economy and support both working families and small businesses.
— Theresa

An Economy that Works for Everyone

  • Evaluating CT's budget to eliminate failed policies.
  • Making CT's property tax system more fair for residents in our district. 
  • Shifting money to better support small and mid-sized businesses. 

Investing in Infrastructure

  • Fixing our bridges, reducing traffic and improving our roads and rail systems while also creating good jobs. 

Building a Strong Education System

  • Fighting for reliable public school funding, affordable higher education and investments in our trade schools to produce a world-class workforce. 

Supporting Caregivers and Working Families

  • Ensuring paid time off to care for loved ones so that families do not have to make impossible choices and employers can retain trained workers. 
Theresa believes that we need a financially stable and economic-friendly environment for Connecticut residents to live and work in. She believes that no one working full-time in Connecticut should live with the constant threat of financial insecurity or have to rely on state-assistance to make ends meet. She believes that we need policies that protect families' assets, that build a strong middle class and create a fair tax structure.   - We need a system to formally evaluate the $7 billion+ in tax expenditures that Connecticut spends each year and to eliminate failed policies.  - We need to restructure Connecticut's unfair property tax system to make it work better for people living in our district.   - We need to create a fair tax structure. In the past 30 years, the top 1 percent of Connecticut income earners have obtained 84 percent of all income gains, while everyone else's wages have stagnated or declined. In Connecticut, if you earn $600,000+, you pay at most 8% percent of your income to state and local taxes, and those who make $75,000 or less pay at least 14% percent.  (CT Department of Tax Revenue 2014 Tax Incidence Study) . We need to establish a tax structure where everyone pays their fair share.

Theresa believes that we need a financially stable and economic-friendly environment for Connecticut residents to live and work in. She believes that no one working full-time in Connecticut should live with the constant threat of financial insecurity or have to rely on state-assistance to make ends meet. She believes that we need policies that protect families' assets, that build a strong middle class and create a fair tax structure.

- We need a system to formally evaluate the $7 billion+ in tax expenditures that Connecticut spends each year and to eliminate failed policies.

- We need to restructure Connecticut's unfair property tax system to make it work better for people living in our district. 

- We need to create a fair tax structure. In the past 30 years, the top 1 percent of Connecticut income earners have obtained 84 percent of all income gains, while everyone else's wages have stagnated or declined. In Connecticut, if you earn $600,000+, you pay at most 8% percent of your income to state and local taxes, and those who make $75,000 or less pay at least 14% percent. (CT Department of Tax Revenue 2014 Tax Incidence Study). We need to establish a tax structure where everyone pays their fair share.

Small businesses are the backbone of our communities. They employ the majority of Connecticut residents and give back to our towns.    - Shifting money spent on corporate welfare to incentives for small and mid-sized start ups.    - Forcing large low-wage employers to reimburse the state for poverty wage jobs.   - Two-thirds of human resource mangers state that the MOST important factor in both recruiting and retaining employees is supportive work-family policies. Large corporations are able to offer their employees paid family and medical leave leaving small businesses scrambling to compete for a talented workforce. The majority (77 percent) of small business owners support publicly administered family and medical leave insurance pools paid entirely with payroll contributions by employees.

Small businesses are the backbone of our communities. They employ the majority of Connecticut residents and give back to our towns. 

- Shifting money spent on corporate welfare to incentives for small and mid-sized start ups. 

 - Forcing large low-wage employers to reimburse the state for poverty wage jobs. 

- Two-thirds of human resource mangers state that the MOST important factor in both recruiting and retaining employees is supportive work-family policies. Large corporations are able to offer their employees paid family and medical leave leaving small businesses scrambling to compete for a talented workforce. The majority (77 percent) of small business owners support publicly administered family and medical leave insurance pools paid entirely with payroll contributions by employees.

We are losing a generation: Connecticut saw more than 1,000 fatal overdoses in 2017, nearly triple the amount from 2012.    - We need to ensure that every school has a prevention program, that every community has treatment options, and that every person with a substance use disorder has the opportunity to recover.   - We need an Earned Family and Medical Leave system so parents can afford to take the time off of work to ensure their loved ones get the help they deserve. 

We are losing a generation: Connecticut saw more than 1,000 fatal overdoses in 2017, nearly triple the amount from 2012. 

- We need to ensure that every school has a prevention program, that every community has treatment options, and that every person with a substance use disorder has the opportunity to recover. 

- We need an Earned Family and Medical Leave system so parents can afford to take the time off of work to ensure their loved ones get the help they deserve. 

CT must be a leader in investing in renewable energy, creating new jobs, protecting the purity of our environment and lowering our energy costs.    - Currently, CT residents pay the highest electrical rates in the continental US, making renewable energy the moral and economically superior choice.  Legislation that would allow "shared solar" would make it so residents who cannot host their own solar panels to buy into a community solar project.  -With of vision of transitioning to 100% renewable by the very latest 2050,  we could add over 60,000 jobs in construction and operation in the clean energy economy  and would need to invest in educational programs that would transition CT workers currently employed in the fossil fuel industry in guaranteed green jobs and also create opportunities for low-income communities.

CT must be a leader in investing in renewable energy, creating new jobs, protecting the purity of our environment and lowering our energy costs. 

- Currently, CT residents pay the highest electrical rates in the continental US, making renewable energy the moral and economically superior choice.  Legislation that would allow "shared solar" would make it so residents who cannot host their own solar panels to buy into a community solar project.

-With of vision of transitioning to 100% renewable by the very latest 2050, we could add over 60,000 jobs in construction and operation in the clean energy economy and would need to invest in educational programs that would transition CT workers currently employed in the fossil fuel industry in guaranteed green jobs and also create opportunities for low-income communities.