The incoming administration of Ned Lamont is seeking input from many viewpoints to put together a policy agenda before the new governor officially takes office on January 9. Each committee is working to draft a two-page policy memo by December 12 and report to the public on that memo between December 17 and 19.
“We have a fresh start that none of us are going to squander, and it starts right here with our policy teams,” Lamont said.
Teachers are represented on the transition policy committees by CEA President Jeff Leake, who is serving on the Education Policy Committee, and CEA Research and Policy Development Specialist and Chief Economist Orlando Rodriguez, who is serving on the Shared Services Committee that will examine regionalization and similar cost-cutting measures.
“I am passionate about making sure all Connecticut children can achieve a middle-class or better standard of living,” Leake told his fellow Education Policy Committee members.