Economy

Covid-19 has crippled our economy, leaving thousands of Connecticut residents unemployed or at risk of losing their businesses. During these challenging times, Jill has worked directly with constituents to secure unemployment benefits, small business assistance, rent easements, and more. It can be difficult to navigate the snarl of bureaucracy during the best of times, and the impact of the global pandemic has placed increase strain on state agencies. Jill helps Glastonbury residents and businesses cut through the red tape and get the help they need to stay afloat.

Though the 2020 legislative session was cut short by the pandemic, Jill has a strong track record of fighting for budgets that deliver critical resources for Glastonbury. She’s had the courage to take tough votes, and has been an independent voice on the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee. During the 2019 budget negotiations, Jill helped prevent cuts to Glastonbury’s funding that would have devastated our ability to provide a quality education to our students and the exceptional town services we’ve come to rely on.

As we prepare to recover from the impacts of Covid-19, Jill is laser focused on once again providing a responsible budget that will help Glastonbury and all of Connecticut get back on our feet. If reelected, Jill will fight for a budget that:

  • Provides grants, low-interest loans, and other relief to Glastonbury small businesses impacted by Covid-19;
  • Fully funds town budgets so Glastonbury can continue to provide residents with the services they rely on;
  • Provides commercial rent relief to small businesses hit hard by Covid-19.

Jill is honored to have received the 2020 Luminary Award from the Connecticut River Valley Chamber of Commerce for her work with Glastonbury small businesses. She pledges to continue supporting our local entrepreneurs and workers as we continue on the road to recovery from Covid-19.