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Mike Garrett

Running for State Senate

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Party: Republican

CEP Status: nonparticipating


Age: 66

Marital Status: single

Current Residence: BRIDGEPORT

Current Job: RETIRED


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Education: MASTERS

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 lack of school security. Nothing has been learned from the Newtown tragedy
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?
I will oppose
How would you reduce the state employee pension liabilities and debt service, which together comprise 25% of the state's annual budget?
change pesions from a defined benefit to a defined contribution system
Does Connecticut have a revenue problem or a spending problem?
It most definitely has a problem with both
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?
Where I worked Family leave was supported. I support it as well.
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?
I would try a cooperative education approach between corporations and the school.
What would you do as a state legislator to address the opioid epidemic in our state?
all police should carry narcoban statewide. Drug addicts should be treated as sick people not criminals. Penalties for drug dealers should be increased.
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?
yes, but I don't understand why the state is involved. What is wrong with the employer using a Roth IRA from the private sector.
Who are you supporting for president and why?
Donald Trump. His stance on the issues are more appealing