I wonder what Farmington Valley residents think of Andrew Roraback’s strident opposition to the the Malloy administration’s bioscience initiative, an investment that will bring hundreds of jobs — and homeowning taxpayers to their backyard. Roraback, a Republican running for Congress to represent the Farmington Valley and the rest of the 5th District, blasted the nearly $300 million bioscience investment at the UConn Health Center yesterday when it won final approval.
Chris Keating reports that Roraback said the state ”ought to create a lot more jobs for a lot less money” when it is spending tax dollars on the Jackson Labs project:
It’s more than $3 million per scientist … We are at risk for this becoming a giveaway.
Roraback, a solid and moderate Republican, distorts the project as he panhandles for votes on the right. He knows the investment is not about 300 jobs for Jackson Labs. It is about the thousands of additional jobs and a new state industry that will be created through the investment, a partnership between universities, the state and Jackson Labs.