Tom Foley on Jobs
Complaining about what he called overly generous state investments in corporations during Malloy's tenure, Foley said, "The idea of the governor and his staff negotiating with a very sophisticated group of businesspeople--I'm a little worried for Connecticut taxpayers."
Foley listed corporations he said had eliminated jobs in Connecticut over the last three and a half years.
Governor Malloy hasn't done that with his huge tax increase and other policies that have cost us jobs and hurt working families. I am running for governor because I want to turn that around. I want everyone in Connecticut to have a job that pays much more than the minimum wage so workers can comfortably support themselves and their family and move on to even greater opportunities.
The Republican gubernatorial candidate spoke to the 300 delegates to the Connecticut AFL-CIO convention, where he conceded his chances of an endorsement by the labor unions were slim.
As Governor, I will focus on attracting new businesses with highly skilled, high paying jobs to Connecticut. I will have the Governor's office and our state development agencies focus on the seven industries already identified as having high potential for Connecticut. The industries include:
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