Lamont: 'We are the most family friendly state in the country'

Gov. Ned Lamont Wednesday delivered his State of the State address marking the beginning of the 2022 legislative session in Connecticut.
Lamont credited the state's third year of maintaining a budget surplus.
He also said the state has been diligently investing in Connecticut workforce programs.
The state is investing in transportation and infrastructure, according to Lamont.
He said he is proposing a property tax reform worth nearly $300 million this year, and he wants to cut car taxes in over 100 towns and eliminate the income tax on pension and 401K income for most households.
Lamont also said 28 major employers recently relocated their headquarters to the state or expanded to Connecticut.
"Stay in Connecticut or move to Connecticut! We are the most family friendly state in the country. After two years of COVID, too many women have dropped out of the workforce. We need you back!" Lamont said.
Gov. Lamont also thanked the state agencies who for many months worked 24/7 at the Emergency Operations Center as the state responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.