A Plan for the Quiet Corner
Fighting for Day Kimball Hospital
Recently, funding for Day Kimball Hospital has come on the chopping block. Ensuring funding for hospitals in this state is not a question, it is a priority. Pat Boyd understands the importance Day Kimball has in the local community. Not only is it one of the district's largest employers, it is a local place for urgent care. Funding for Day Kimball is quite literally a matter of life and death. In Hartford, Pat will be an adamant voice for the hospital.
Ensuring Fiscal Responsibility
Taxpayers in Connecticut should pay their fair share of taxes, but they should not be expected to pay a penny more. Pat will go to Hartford to cut back wasteful spending and programs and make sure the hard-working people of this state do not see their money wasted on programs of no benefit. Connecticut needs a state budget that reflects the interests of all parts of the state without placing an unfair burden on small towns and communities. As state representative, Pat will not only bring a voice of fiscal responsibility, he will work with both parties to begin anew the quest for a balanced budget.
Protecting Community Health and Public Safety
As a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical responder, Pat Boyd understands the importance of public safety and health. While some in Hartford talk of threatening the volunteer agencies that keep Connecticut residents safe, Pat understands that small towns need their services protected. He is always open to ideas that will ensure emergency services are provided in the most efficient way possible, but he will never vote to jeopardize the quality of the services they deliver.
Eliminating the State Income Tax on Social Security Benefits
After a lifetime of paying into social security through their taxes, seniors in Connecticut are again expected to pay taxes on the social security benefits they receive in retirement. Connecticut is one of only 13 states that imposes such a tax. Pat Boyd will fight to shrink the list from 13 to 12 by ending the tax for Connecticut's seniors.
Preserving Open Space and Farmland
The towns of Brooklyn, Eastford, Pomfret, Union, and Woodstock provide much in terms of open space. From sprawling fields, rolling hills, and rich forests, there is much beauty within this part of the state. Pat Boyd believes firmly that preserving the natural beauty of the Quiet Corner must be a top priority for the next state representative, and he will do just that by supporting legislation to encourage and protect open space and farmland.
Supporting CT Agriculture and Dairy Farming
The strong agricultural community makes the Quiet Corner such a great place to life. The 50th District is home to the Brooklyn Fair, the oldest continually active agricultural fair in the United States, and the Woodstock Fair, an equally impressive display of agricultural prowess. Many members of the General Assembly do not share an appreciation for the agricultural issues that are absolutely critical to this district. As state representative, Pat Boyd will go to Hartford and bring the concerns of all farmers to the floor of the State House. He will vote against any bill that threatens the agricultural sector, the backbone of the Quiet Corner.
Making Hartford Work Again
The 50th District needs a representative who is committed to bridging the partisan divide in Hartford. Without a spirit of cooperation, nothing will get done for the residents of the 50th district and everyone who calls Connecticut "home." Pat believes in the philosophy behind the No Labels Movement and if elected will do all he can to promote good ideas for the people of the Nutmeg State, regardless of whether or not they are Republican or Democratic ideas.