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Douglas Losty

Running for State Senator

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Party: Republican

CEP Status: participating


Age: 66

Marital Status: divorced/single

Current Residence: New Haven

Current Job: self employed landlord

Previous Job: Ship's officer - U.S. Merchant Marine

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Education: B.A. - U of New Haven

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?
Administrators who are supportive of teachers and allow curriculum flexibility.
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?
Renegotiate union contracts, reduce the defined pension plan for new hires, eventually switching to a 401K system as used in private industry.
Does Connecticut have a revenue problem or a spending problem?
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?
There is already the Federal Family Leave Act in place. Wouldn't this be a redundancy??
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?
Attempt to reduce costs by eliminating more middle level administrative positions and controlling the salary escalation for upper level administrators. Initiate studies to determine if funding individual scholarships to private universities might actually be cheaper, in the long run, for taxpayers.
What would you do as a state legislator to address the opioid epidemic in our state?
Study whether or not solutions like those used in the Netherlands would be effective, i.e. addicts would be registered and given free administrative doses of their drug in exchange for entering a treatment program.
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?
probably Gary Johnson, Libertarian