Gubernatorial candidate Stefanowski discusses his stance on abortion and other issues
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Now that the conventions are over, the campaigns are heating up.
On Wednesday, Bob Stefanowski, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, is up against Governor Ned Lamont on several issues.
Stefanowski criticized his administration’s Lamont for spending too much and not doing enough to fight inflation.
He also spoke publicly for the time about his stance on abortion rights.
“Now, in an election year, we got a $600 million tax cut, half of which is temporary, saving the average family about $400 a year as inflation Biden/ Lamont costs them $600 a month,” Stefanowski said.
It’s unclear where Stefano Ski gets those numbers, but he says $600 million in tax cuts is short of what’s needed, especially during record inflation.
Lamont and Democrats passed a budget that includes cuts to property taxes, car taxes and gas tax.
He also attacked Lamont for raising taxes in his freshman year.
Stefanowski is also critical of what’s happening in West Haven.
The state supported the city budget.
There is currently an FBI investigation into the stolen COVID relief money.
He says Mayor Rossi should resign and Lamont should insist.
“I think it’s his decision, but I think they should have a fresh start in West Haven,” Lamont said.
For the first time, Stefanowski is speaking out about his stance on abortion rights, despite releasing a statement last week.
He says he would not change the existing law in Connecticut that protects a woman’s right to choose.
He also says he supports parental notification for those under 16, except in cases of rape or incest.
“I believe in parental notification. I think we should have it. I wonder why the governor doesn’t think the parents of a 14-year-old girl have no right to have a discussion with her before she goes through something like this,” Stefanowski said.
Democrats are also speaking out.
On the steps of the state Capitol on Tuesday, the lieutenant governor, current lawmakers and presidential candidates made it clear that if Connecticut law protects women, things can change.
“These are children who are most often sexually abused by a loved one, and therefore to tell them that now they need abortion care. They are going to have to go to court, it will only delay the care they need and we don’t want to delay abortion care and access in the state of Connecticut,” said Rep. Jillian Gilchrest (D -West Hartford).
Connecticut went even further.
Lawmakers recently passed legislation that bolsters the current law with more protections and access.
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