Will Haskell for CT

Will Haskell for CT

Here’s How I’d Vote:

Cuts to Higher Education
(H.B. 7501, 2017):
The budget proposal that Senator Boucher supported would have cut funding to UCONN by more than $300 million over the next two years. Reacting to this budget, UCONN’s president said that “these kinds of cuts would sink us for decades.” Connecticut already has the highest student-debt-per-borrower average in the nation, with CT students working to repay an average of $35,947 in student loans. Cutting state assistance to our public colleges and universities would force tuition increases and cripple our future workforce.

Repealing the Citizens’ Election Fund
(H.B. 7501, 2017):
Last year, Senator Boucher voted to eliminate public financing for political campaigns. Public financing removes the influence of special interests and returns power to voters. You may have noticed that I don’t ask for money in these posts. That’s because Connecticut passed a law to keep money out of politics and provide all candidates with a level playing field. Unfortunately, Senator Boucher’s budget would undo this progress – making it harder for regular people to challenge entrenched incumbents

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