I am Will Haskell and I am running to be your state senator. As the Democratic candidate for the Connecticut State Senate in the 26th District, which includes the town of Ridgefield, I’ve kept a close eye on how our elected officials voted this term, which came to an end this month. I want to share with you how I would have voted on two key bills.
First, I would have voted in favor of Senate Bill 490 and supported municipal collaboration. Rising mill rates and high property taxes are suffocating small towns in Connecticut, discouraging new residents from living here and harming the families that already do. By building economies of scale and consolidating high-skill municipal services like pension administration and public health, Connecticut’s cities and towns will be able to reduce inefficiencies and slow the rampant growth of local property taxes.