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Act Now: Paid FMLA Hurts Connecticut's Small Businesses

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Latest bills:

42 days old CBIA Monitoring
SB 1030 an act concerning the audit period for the transfer of hazardous waste establishments Status: Awaiting Action (Senate)

Proposes changes to Connecticut’s Property Transfer Act.

56 days old CBIA Supports
SB 875 an act expanding connecticut's offshore wind energy portfolio Status: Awaiting Action (Senate)

Authorizes DEEP to solicit proposals from providers of energy derived from offshore wind for up to 1000 MW.

29 days old CBIA Opposed
SB 1099 an act concerning discrimination based on a person's criminal record Status: Died (Judiciary)

Allows any job applicant with a criminal record who was not hired allege a claim that they were discriminated against as a result of the employer looking at publicly available criminal records.

14 days old CBIA Supports
HB 7410 an act concerning certain tax recommendations of the commission on fiscal stability and economic growth and establishing a stem scholarship program Status: Awaiting Action (Finance, Revenue and Bonding)

Expands the sales tax base on a number of goods in exchange for a number of tax policy changes that promote growth, including elimination of the gift and estate taxes, eliminating the capital base tax, and adopting federal caps on net operating loss deductions.

29 days old CBIA Supports
HB 7385 an act concerning the department of administrative services and changes to affirmation, affidavit and certification requirements for large state contracts Status: Awaiting Action (House)

Streamlines state contracting process by replacing stand-alone affidavits and certifications that require a notary with applicable representations contained in contracts.

Legislative Shift Needed to Reverse Continued Job Losses

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Bloomberg Ranks Connecticut in Top Five Innovative Economies

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Pratt & Whitney Opens Earth Day Celebration to Public

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Democrats Retain West Hartford House Seat

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Fiscal Commission Reforms Get Legislative Attention

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ERISA Liability Adds New Public Option Obstacle

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Growing Bipartisan Concerns as Paid FMLA Advances

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Committee's Healthcare Priorities Will Cost Connecticut

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Lamont Wants to Cut Red Tape for Businesses

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Fiscal Commission Reforms Get Legislative Attention

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ERISA Liability Adds New Public Option Obstacle

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Growing Bipartisan Concerns as Paid FMLA Advances

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Committee's Healthcare Priorities Will Cost Connecticut

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Lamont Wants to Cut Red Tape for Businesses

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Red Ink: State-Run Health Plan Lost Over $10 Million in 2018

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Ex-NLRB Chair Says Employer Gag Order 'Unenforceable'

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Paid FMLA, Minimum Wage Hike Will Cost Taxpayers Millions

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Committee Approves Bill Cutting State Contract Red Tape

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Legislative Shift Needed to Reverse Continued Job Losses

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Bloomberg Ranks Connecticut in Top Five Innovative Economies

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Pratt & Whitney Opens Earth Day Celebration to Public

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Commodity Exports Hit Record $17 Billion in 2018

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Lawmakers 'Should Be Alarmed' By State's Job Growth

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Job Growth Numbers Fail to Match Early Projections

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State's Economy Posts Third Straight Quarter of Growth

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Connecticut Innovations Launches 2019 VentureClash Challenge

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Lamont Taps Business Leaders to Direct Economic Development

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Democrats Retain West Hartford House Seat

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State Senate Confirms Governor's Economic Development Chief

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Special State Elections Set for April, May

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CBIA BizCast: Connecticut Business Day

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What Message Are Connecticut Policymakers Sending?

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Connecticut Business Day 2019: Make Your Voice Heard

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GOP Picks Up Two Seats in Special Elections

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Unintended Consequences: Workplace Mandates Can Hurt Workers

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Growth Must Be the Top Priority

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