As your state senator, I will support ongoing efforts to reduce economic disparities and inequalities through workforce initiatives. This includes increasing funding for opportunities for individuals transitioning from jail into mainstream society through education, career development, and training. This also includes efforts to support college graduates returning home to enter the workforce. Workforce inequalities have been made especially apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is clear we have work to do as we emerge from this challenging time. We need a strong local economy that works for everyone.