Exploring a Run for Governor
"The irresponsible policies of one-party rule have transformed Connecticut from one of the most prosperous states in the country into the one with the economy that ranks dead last. I can’t stand by and watch people and businesses flee our beautiful state as it sinks to the bottom of every ranking. That’s why I am exploring the opportunity to run for governor."
NewsThursday, February 20, 2014 11:41 AM
Toni Boucher discusses the controversial implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Connecticut and its implications.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 8:56 AM
Toni Boucher discusses her priorities for repairing the unacceptable state of transportation in Connecticut.
Saturday, February 8, 2014 3:25 PM
Toni Boucher discusses what must be done to help Connecticut's businesses grow and create jobs to revitalize the state's shrinking economy.
Saturday, February 8, 2014 3:16 PM
Toni Boucher details her priorities for restoring Connecticut's leadership in education.
Friday, January 31, 2014 9:07 PM
Two derailments. Hundreds of injuries. Six fatalities. Trains stranded in extreme weather conditions. A massive shutdown. The steady collapse of our commuter rail service is a continuing reminder of the unacceptable state of our transportation system.
It is almost impossible to get from one place to another in CT. Our roads are congested and our trains don’t work. And our bridges and highways are in desperate need of repair. All of this is devastating to our economy, our environment, and our quality of life.
Commuters in Connecticut deserve trains that are convenient, comfortable, on time, reliable, and safe, but our rail service is only getting worse. People have a right to expect drive times that are reasonable. To help clear the way, we must open the bottlenecks on our roadways, and make sure Connecticut has a good freight rail system and deep water ports that work.
We need to fix all of this before starting anything new. But the state has no sense of urgency. We must commit to a long-term plan and stick to it. This means money, management and accountability -- and it needs to happen now.