Fighting to make Connecticut a top state for business, jobs, and economic growth.

The Connecticut Business & Industry Association is the voice of business in Connecticut, with thousands of member companies championing change at the State Capitol, shaping debate about economic competitiveness, and fighting for a better future for all.

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Connecticut Budget Reforms: Time to Act

Connecticut’s growing budget crisis threatens jobs, services, economic growth, and our quality of life. Taxing our way out of our fiscal problems…

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85 days old CBIA Supports
HJ 1 resolution proposing a state constitutional amendment to protect the resources of the special transportation fund Status: Awaiting Action (House)

Creates a constitutional lockbox for the Special Transportation Fund.

86 days old CBIA Supports in part
SB 1 an act concerning innovation, entrepreneurship and connecticut’s economic future Status: Awaiting Action (Seante)

Intends to foster entrepreneurship and innovation in the state by establishing impaCT and StartupCT. Bill does numerous other things as well, including raiding bond funds from the manufacturing Assistance Act and Manufacturing Investment Fund. CBIA opposes taking of manufacturing program dollars.

86 days old CBIA Opposes
SB 5 an act establishing a fee on the manufacture, distribution, prescription and dispensation of opioids Status: Awaiting Action (Senate)

In part, imposes a gross receipts tax on opioids sold in Connecticut by manufacturers and wholesalers.

85 days old CBIA Supported
SB 9 an act concerning transparency in public spending Status: Died (Appropriations)

Would have implemented the Governor’s recommendations regarding budget transparency.

85 days old CBIA Supports
SB 12 an act adopting a recommendation of the transportation finance group Status: Awaiting Action (House)

Adopts one of the Governor's Transportation Finance Group's recommendations concerning use of the Special Transportation Fund.