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Catherine Templeton: Infrastructure repair a top priority

It's time we fixed South Carolina's roads. For companies looking to expand or relocate to South Carolina, and families planning vacations, the condition of our roads is not just a budget item. It can be a reason to stay away. Templeton's top priority will be creating the infrastructure that propels South Carolina jobs. That means fixing pot holes, repaving highways, replacing bridges and growing our ports.
Source: 2018 Connecticut Governor website CatherineTempleton.com Aug 17, 2017

Mark Lauretti: Make repairs; claim abandoned properties

[As mayor] we have a smaller government, address problems, make repairs, and do things right the first time. We purchase instead of lease (sanitation trucks, school buses, etc.), to avoid stockpiling debt in the long-run. Remedied brownfields and rehabilitated abandoned, contaminated and unproductive properties. Transformed a dilapidated asphalt plant into a beautiful apartment complex, brought in new commerce and put businesses back on the tax rolls.
Source: 2018 Connecticut Governor website MarkLauretti.com Aug 17, 2017

Dan Malloy: On-time on-budget completion of Q Bridge project & CTfastrak

We are improving our transportation system as we speak, thanks to the investments we've made together. The on-time and on-budget completion of the Q Bridge project means that, on a daily basis, 140,000 motorists are getting to where they need to go with greater ease.

And with CTfastrak, more people are riding Connecticut transit buses to work. Exceeding all initial projections, average ridership on CTfastrak is as high as 19,000 people per weekday.

Source: 2017 State of the State address to Connecticut Legislature Jan 4, 2017

Tom Foley: No comment on reducing mass transit funding

Foley was short on specifics when quizzed on a number of issues. The Connecticut Post reported that the Greenwich millionaire would not say whether he would reduce mass transit funding, or identify which state regulations he would wish to roll back.
Source: Huffington Post on 2014 Connecticut gubernatorial race Aug 7, 2014

Dan Malloy: Invest in Jackson Labs & Bioscience Connecticut

Gov. Dannel Malloy is facing a scrum of Republicans. In 2014 Republicans are expected to again challenge Malloy on taxes and the size of the state budget, and on Connecticut's business climate, which critics blast as one of the worst in the nation.

Malloy, meanwhile, will point to long-term agreements he has made with state unions and the hundreds of millions of dollars he has invested in Jackson Labs, Bioscience Connecticut, the busway and other economic development initiatives designed to attract or retain new business to the state. Malloy will also likely emphasize that under his leadership the state has been able to eliminate projected spending deficits of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Source: The Hartford Courant on 2014 Connecticut gubernatorial race Jan 5, 2014

Dan Malloy: Innovation Ecosystem: connect investors for high-skill jobs

Innovation Ecosystem: connect investors for high-skill jobs Just a few months ago, I announced the third plank of our economic development strategy--the Innovation Ecosystem. The program has one goal--connecting people that have good ideas with capital investors. Innovation Ecosystem: connect investors for high-skill jobs The key is making government an active partner rather than a bystander who watches markets develop elsewhere.

Source: 2013 Connecticut State of the State address Jan 9, 2013

Ann-Marie Adams: Blend digital technology with underserved areas

On internet access: "You're there to advocate for your readers by serving as a watchdog in city hall & the community." Caribbean immigrants are hit hard by limited access to aid & information, she says. Throughout her career, Adams has fused journalism and academic research. "I started the˙Hartford Guardian˙because I saw that as a tool for civic engagement. It's a bridge from academia to the public,'' she says. "With digital technology, I can connect my scholarship with underserved communities.''
Source: The Hartford Guardian on 2018 Connecticut Senatorial race Apr 4, 2012

Dan Malloy: Develop CT's deepwater ports & Bradley airport

We will put in place an economic development strategy that makes sense for the 21st century economy, aggressively competing for lucrative biotech, nanotech, fuel cell technology and stem cell research jobs.

We will aggressively develop our three deepwater ports to spark commercial activity and decrease our reliance on heavy trucking and the congestion they bring to our highways. We will make Bradley International Airport an independent entity, freeing it to better grow its passenger base.

Source: 2011 Connecticut State of the State Address Jan 5, 2011

Richard Blumenthal: Engage private sector to gather intel for homeland security

Q: Do you consider it good luck or good planning that we have not had a major terrorist attack on American shores?

McMAHON: Both. The terrorists only need to succeed once, while we must get it right every single time.

BLUMENTHAL: While I am thankful that there has not been a successful attack on American shores since 9/11/2001, real threats remain. It is therefore vital that we use both military and non-military methods to target and attack the terrorists where they are. This includes targeting Al Qaeda's organizations in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen as well as its affiliates like Al-Shabaab in Somalia. At the same time, we must do more at home to remedy the unacceptable flaws exposed in our homeland security, by improving information sharing, bringing together the best technology and the most effective management strategies to get people working across agencies, and to engage the private sector to collect, understand, and mobilize information in real time to improve our national security.

Source: Connecticut Jewish Ledger coverage of 2010 CT Senate debate Sep 29, 2010

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