Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Curry hit the television airwaves Tuesday after a two-week hiatus.

Curry launched a new 30-second spot that says there is a difference between Gov. John G. Rowland’s campaign ads and reality, said Curry campaign manager Roy Occhiogrosso.

“There are two Connecticuts. There’s the one in the Rowland TV ads and the one we live in,” Occhiogrosso said.

The ad claims local property taxes have risen $1 billion since 1995 and Connecticut is losing 1,000 a jobs a month. Curry tells viewers that, as governor, he would cut both property taxes and prescription drug prices and improve schools and job opportunities.

In September, Curry unveiled a $730 million property tax proposal that relies mainly on increasing state funding for local schools. The plan would take four years to fully implement. Occhiogrosso said Curry wants the state to establish a purchasing cooperative to buy prescription drugs at a lower price for state employees, hospitals and state drug programs.

The ad, Curry’s fourth, will run for about a week. It cost the campaign about $100,000.

–Associated Press