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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 Can't Afford More Tax Hikes

Tax hikes haven’t worked. It’s time for our elected leaders to live up to their promises and get Connecticut back on track.

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Latest bills:

25 days old
SB 1059 an act concerning deficit mitigation for the fiscal year ending june 30, 2017 Status: Enacted (6/13/17)

Mitigates the $317 million budget deficit for the current fiscal year, using most of the state's rainy day fund, withholding $19.4 million in casino proceeds from cities and towns, and one-time revenue sweeps from other funds.

65 days old CBIA Supports
SB 1056 an act establishing a working group to develop a plan to foster the microbiome sector in the state Status: Governor's Desk

Creates working group to develop state initiatives to encourage the growth of the microbiome sector in Connecticut.

65 days old CBIA Opposes
HB 7322 an act concerning state and local revenue Status: Died (Finance, Revenue, and Bonding)

Increases the state sales tax from 6.35% to 6.99% and allows municipalities to tax real property at 100% of assessed value instead of the current 70%.

67 days old CBIA Opposes
SB 1054 an act concerning various tax rates, the use of certain taxes and fees for tourism and other programs Status: Died (Finance, Revenue, & Bonding)

Hikes the state income tax for high-income earners from 6.99% to 7.49%; imposes a 10% occupancy tax on bed and breakfasts; and imposes an additional $5 fee on motor vehicle registrations.

87 days old
HB 7313 an act imposing a surcharge on income derived from investment management services Status: Died (Finance, Revenue and Bonding)

Imposes a 19% surcharge on income derived from investment management services to take effect upon certification by the Commissioner of Revenue Services of the enactment of substantially similar legislation by N.J., N.Y., and MA.

Women-Owned Businesses Have Significant Economic Impact

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Superfund Cleanups, Cooperating with States Priorities for Trump's EPA

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Positive Signs for Connecticut Energy, Environmental Costs?

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Job Growth Rebounds in May After April Losses

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Amazon Opening New Connecticut Facility, Adding 1,800 Jobs

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Biopharma Fares Well in 2017 Legislative Session

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2017 Session: The Good, the Bad…the Budget?

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Energy, Environment Bills Impact Brownfields, Electricity Rates, Fuel Cells

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House Takes No Action on Whistleblower Bill, Strengthens Frivolous Lawsuit Protections

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Positive Signs for Connecticut Energy, Environmental Costs?

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Biopharma Fares Well in 2017 Legislative Session

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2017 Session: The Good, the Bad…the Budget?

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Energy, Environment Bills Impact Brownfields, Electricity Rates, Fuel Cells

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House Takes No Action on Whistleblower Bill, Strengthens Frivolous Lawsuit Protections

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Senate Approves Measure Streamlining Workers Comp Claims

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Minimum Wage, Paid FMLA Proposals Die as Legislative Session Ends

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New Concessions Proposals Deserve Consideration

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Campaign Finance Bill Chills Free Speech

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Women-Owned Businesses Have Significant Economic Impact

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Superfund Cleanups, Cooperating with States Priorities for Trump's EPA

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Job Growth Rebounds in May After April Losses

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Amazon Opening New Connecticut Facility, Adding 1,800 Jobs

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Business Outlook Cautious Amid State Budget Uncertainty

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Women and Leadership: Mind the Gap

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Fairfield County Leaders: Infrastructure, Workforce Development Critical

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Business Minute: When Women Lead

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April Jobs Numbers 'Should Set Off Alarm Bells at Capitol'

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Potential Aetna HQ Move Demands Better Policy Choices

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Solving Connecticut's Fiscal Crisis

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State Budget Crisis: What the Papers Say

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Businesses Pay Their Fair Share of State Taxes

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Special Elections Fill Vacant House Seats

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April 25 Special Elections Will Fill House Vacancies

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Spending Cap: 'State Needs to Send a Message'

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April Special Elections for Two State House Seats

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Business Day Brings Crowd to State Capitol

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CBIA's 2017 Policy Agendas

Connecticut has long been known as a leader by many economic measures, but we face critical challenges.

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