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Alexander Taubes

Running for State Senator

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Party: Unaffiliated

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Age: 31

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Current Residence: New Haven

Current Job: Civil rights attorney

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Education: JD, Yale Law School

What can be done to improve the business climate in Connecticut while COVID-19 continues to be a risk?
Cancel the rent, bail out the people, hazard pay for essential workers, rejuvenate unemployment insurance.
With so much uncertainty ahead about COVID-19, how would you ensure that the people's business – both at the legislature and in all of our elections – will be conducted effectively, and with full participation, in the safest possible manner for the foreseeable future?
We need to build stronger digital infrastructure to conduct operations remotely, which is the best way to be safe. and
With higher education facing major changes because of the pandemic, what steps will you take to make sure that Connecticut’s residents have access to college and/or other job training that won’t leave them tens of thousands of dollars in debt?
College should be free.
What specific legislation would you support to reduce racism in Connecticut?
Allow for the reopening of criminal and civil cases tainted by racism. Increase funding for CHRO.
What is one specific policy you support to help protect African Americans as an at-risk group during the pandemic?
Additional relief funding for small businesses homeowners targeted at the communities most hard-hit by COVID, which happen to be, unfortunately, African American communities (though not exclusively)
Connecticut’s revenues will sharply decline as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and, unlike Congress, Connecticut has a balanced budget requirement. What changes would you make to balance the budget? (If you want cuts, be specific what will be cut. If you want to raise taxes, be specific about which taxes.)
Tax reform shifting the tax burden from local property tax to state income and investment taxes, especially on higher incomes and wealth.
What should Connecticut do to re-tool our public health for COVID-19 and the possibility of future pandemics, while also addressing other chronic illnesses that put people at risk every day?
Universal public medicine and Public Health Service.
How can Connecticut lower healthcare costs while also improving quality and access to care?
Universal public medicine and Public Health Service.