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Joseph Markley

Running for Lieutenant Governor

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Party: Republican

CEP Status: participating


Age: 59

Marital Status: Single

Current Residence: Plantsville

Current Job: Legislator

Previous Job: English Teacher

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Education: BA, Amherst College; MA, Columbia University

Do you believe public schools in Connecticut require an essential makeover, as outlined by Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher's decision in September? What, in your opinion, is the number-one issue regarding public education in the state?
The best thing the state could do for education is return control to the towns and to local citizens.
Will you oppose legislation that will require utility customers to subsidize the profitability of merchant generators, such as the Millstone nuclear power plant, unless those merchant generators demonstrate the need to their customers and the state with financial reports that show their actual loss in profits?
How would you reduce the state employee pension liabilities and debt service, which together comprise 25% of the state's annual budget?
Does Connecticut have a revenue problem or a spending problem?
Would you support laws that provide for family leave or other workplace flexibility for employees who have to take time off for family caregiving purposes? What proposals would you champion to help family caregivers who are balancing a career and family obligations or health emergencies?
Community College students recently won a reprieve but are facing the possibility of a significant tuition hike. What are you planning to do to ensure that community college remains an affordable option for families?
Rebalance higher education spending away from further investment in UConn and toward Community Colleges; eliminate the bloated central office of CSUS and use the savings in part to restore cuts in Community College administration.
What would you do as a state legislator to address the opioid epidemic in our state?
I initiated a study on Program Review which resulted in legislation improving private insurance coverage for adolescent addiction treatment. I believe the medical profession must be more involved in order to effectively address opioid addiction.
Today, over 600,000 residents in our state don’t have a way to save for retirement at work. Knowing that employees are 15 times more likely to save merely by having access to payroll deduction, will you commit to supporting the newly passed Connecticut Retirement Security Act that will provide these workers with access to private payroll deduction IRA accounts?
Who are you supporting for president and why?