Ned Lamont in 2024 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Energy & Oil: Keep our energy system reliable, affordable, and less toxic

The cost of dealing with climate change is expensive, the cost of doing nothing is immeasurable. We must continue working together to keep our energy system reliable, affordable, and less toxic. Most of our energy supply is carbon free, thanks in large part to nuclear power, but we have also doubled down on wind and solar and hydropower.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to Connecticut legislature Feb 7, 2024

On Tax Reform: We have eliminated the estate tax for 99% of our citizens

Our tax credit for working families and $400 million tax cut for middle-class families should be adding about $25 per paycheck. Our income tax is less than our neighboring states, and less than most sunbelt states for the majority of our workers. We have eliminated the tax on pensions and 401(k)s for most retirees, and we have eliminated the estate tax for 99% of our citizens. We still have work to do on the property tax, which hits residents on fixed incomes the hardest.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to Connecticut legislature Feb 7, 2024

On Technology: Social media is a distraction in elementary classrooms

There is one more distraction in the elementary school classroom: social media. Where increasingly kids on the smartphones are tuning out each other, tuning out learning, and tuning into unfiltered images which can be fun or disturbing. Social media is often anti-social, and too much smart phone makes you stupid. Start the day listening to your teacher and playing with your friends, not your phone.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to Connecticut legislature Feb 7, 2024

On Welfare & Poverty: Our biennial budget doubles our investment in housing

Our biennial budget doubles our investment in housing -- workforce housing, affordable housing, supportive housing, elder housing, and downtown apartments. We are taking this model across the state, and we will be looking for input from towns and cities -- where do you want the housing to be, what is the density, and how far are you from public transportation and schools? The state will be your partner in completing the financing ASAP to get that shovel in the ground.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to Connecticut legislature Feb 7, 2024

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