Posted on February 1, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
To the Editor,
There are many issues we can improve upon as a community and a state. My common sense policy proposals this session aim to create a safer environment for children and families, strengthen the economy by enriching the workforce, and improve the overall quality of life in our communities.
Some of my proposals include:
In addition to these ideas, it is clear that we must be more creative in the way we approach the state’s economy. There are too many individuals who face difficulty showcasing their talents in Connecticut’s shrinking workforce.
Those with disabilities have much to offer and are a talent group that is underutilized by the business community. Similarly, those that have struggled with substance abuse disorders have hurdles to overcome in recovery and securing meaningful employment is often beneficial to that process.
These two populations have distinct needs but share a strong desire to work. I have proposed creating separate taskforces, each with a narrow focus to identify ways in which job creators can increase employment opportunities for these populations. This is a win-win situation by providing meaningful employment, increasing a high quality talent pool, and boosting the economy.
Please reach out with any questions as the legislative session continues.