Speaker of the House Matt Ritter, (D-Hartford) announced the appointment of Rep. Dorinda Borer (D-115) as the House Chairman of the General Bonding Subcommittee of Finance, Revenue and Bonding. Speaker Ritter considers this role to be integral to Connecticut’s fiscal health and growth. Ritter called bonding one of the three pillars which support the state’s economy: The Appropriations Committee, the Finance Committee, and the General Bonding Subcommittee.
As House Chairman Borer will support and coordinate funding to cultivate economic growth across the state. The state generally bonds large capital improvement projects which promote job growth: construction jobs as well as permanent jobs.
“I am honored to accept the appointment as Chairwoman of the General Bonding Subcommittee,” she said. “Investing in capital projects across our state is one of the most effective ways to create jobs and stimulate economic growth that sustains our state for the future. Our cities have significant needs that require attention and I’m thrilled to be a part of the leadership team that will help craft the direction moving forward. Bonding is vital to our state and we should be capitalizing on the current low interest rates, while still adhering to the bonding cap. It is essential that Connecticut uses its bonding funds thoughtfully in order to provide financial security to the many communities who have been hit hard by the pandemic.”
In addition to her new appointment Borer serves on the Banking Committee, the Public Safety and Security Committee, and as the Chair of the Women’s Bipartisan Legislative Caucus.
“The Bonding Subcommittee is key to Connecticut’s economic recovery and I know that Rep. Borer will excel at prioritizing bonding requests to generate economic stimulus. This is a leadership position with incredible responsibility. I know Dorinda is the right person for the job,” Ritter said.