Roraback: Opposed Cell Phone Use While Driving
In January 2012, Roraback led an effort to prohibit the use of hand-held cell phones while driving inConnecticut.
“As big of a threat as hand
held cell phones are, the much scarier threat is texting,” he said. “I think any
of us on the road today are always in danger. And, sadly, you have to assume that the car heading at you
is being driven by someone who isn’t paying attention.”
Economic and Financial Issues
Roraback: Criticized Malloy‟s “First Five” Economic Development Campaign
In January 2012, Roraback spoke out against Gov. Dan Malloy’s economic development campaign, “TheFirst Five,” which offered
tax credits and forgivable loans to the first five companies pledging to create200 jobs in Connecticut.
“If this is something that's going to benefit us as a state, we ought to have all
eat,” Roraback said
Opposed Longer Payment Terms to Homeowners Facing Foreclosure
In November 2011, Roraback said that he disagreed with Rep Murphy’s position that the government
should offer longer payment terms to homeowners facing foreclosure.
Roraback said, “The federal government already has a number of programs to help homeowner
jeopardy. I don’t think we need more programs. I think the answer is creating an environment that isconducive to economic growth.”
Education IssuesEnergy IssuesEnvironmental Issues
Roraback: Scored 63 Percent on Environmental Scorecard
In November 2011, Roraback received a score of 63 percent from the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters, a score based on 12 environmental bills in the 2011 Connecticut State Senatelegislative session.
Roraback voted 5 times for “pro
lls,” 3 times against “pro
environment” bills, and missed4 other environmental votes. Roraback questioned the method of the scorecard and said, “I pride myself
as being a responsible steward of the environment and I have a long record of environmental