LISTEN ON DEMAND: Ray Dunaway and the First Five Program Debate

Senator Len Fasano and Catherine Smith, Department of Economic and Community Development commissioner, both offered their perspective on Connecticut’s First Five Program. Who do you agree with?

Republican member of the Connecticut Senate representing the 34th District since 2003, Sen Len Fasano has served as the Senate Minority Leader since 2015.  Officials say the First Five program created 3,759 new jobs… but what isn’t clear from the analysis is what types of jobs they are adding at these companies?  “Is it landscaping jobs? We don’t know,” Fasano said Tuesday.

Fasano said they’ve asked Catherine Smith for information on the program numerous times and have always been told the information is proprietary and not available for analysis.

Hear more from Sen Fasano with Ray Dunaway:

Department of Economic and Community Development commissioner Catherine Smith responded to Sen Fasano, highlighting the fact that First Five created 3,759 new jobs, and maintained even more.

Find out what else Smith shared with Ray Dunaway about the program:

Is it important to know what kinds of jobs these 3,759 are?  Whose side are you on in this debate?

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