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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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Costly Workers' Compensation Changes: Act Now!

Connecticut employers implemented broad safety measures and incurred significant expenses to ensure the safety of their employees and customers—additional cost burdens will only weaken the state’s economic recovery.

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Latest bills:

131 days old CBIA Supports
HB 5421 an act concerning surgical smoke in the operating room Status: Awaiting Action (Public Health)

Requires hospitals and outpatient surgical facilities to adopt and implement a policy to prevent human exposure to surgical smoke through the use of a surgical smoke evacuation system.

121 days old
SB 481 an act concerning prequalification and disqualification of state contractors and substantial subcontractors for state contracts Status: Awaiting Action (Government Administration and Elections)

Prohibits any contractor or subcontractor found to have violated certain statutory provisions from receiving prequalification for a period of three years, disqualifies certain contractors that have violated wage provisions for three years and requires the use of prequalified substantial subcontractors for certain contracts.

121 days old
SB 483 an act concerning revisions to the state codes of ethics Status: Awaiting Action (Government Administration and Elections)

Makes revisions to the State Codes of Ethics concerning the scope of gift prohibitions, reporting of gifts, the authority of the ethics enforcement officer, contracting with quasi-public agencies, activities involving consultants and independent contractors, findings of ethics violations and the repeal of certain provisions.

121 days old
SB 479 an act concerning the department of administrative services and the modernization of real estate and construction management Status: Awaiting Action (Government Administration and Elections)

Removes references to "update bid statement", to reduce certain deadlines for the disposition of surplus real property, to expand the department's ability to grant and receive easements, Clarifies the State Property Review Board's scope and standard of review, raises the threshold for review of construction consultant contracts, to permit the department to hire real estate brokers, gives the department authority over integrated works of art in state buildings and amends what factors are considered when evaluating a bidder for a state construction project.

121 days old
SB 476 an act concerning organization of the state elections enforcement commission Status: Awaiting Action (Government Administration and Elections)

Requires that the enforcement and compliance duties and staff of the State Elections Enforcement Commission be separate, specifically with regards to investigation and prosecution of complaints and adjudication of such complaints.

DRS Issues CARES Act State Tax Guidance

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State's GDP Shrinks 4.6% in First Quarter

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North American Trade Gets a Makeover

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Your Guide to Connecticut's August 11 Primary Elections

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Made in America Podcast Talks with CBIA's Joe Brennan

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State Plans Return to Classrooms This Fall

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DEEP Leverages Concierge Service to Navigate Pandemic

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State Requires Self-Quarantine for COVID-19 Hot Spot Travelers

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Business Group Launches COVID-19 'Shared Responsibility' Campaign

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DRS Issues CARES Act State Tax Guidance

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State Plans Return to Classrooms This Fall

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DEEP Leverages Concierge Service to Navigate Pandemic

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Lawmakers Push Costly Workers' Compensation Expansion

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Battling COVID-19 in the Lab and on the Shop Floor

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Federal Reserve Launches $600 Billion Main St Lending Program

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'Staying Silent Is Not an Option'

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CBIA Joins Call for Federal COVID-19 Liability Relief

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Unemployment Benefits Expansion Order Creates Widespread Concern

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State's GDP Shrinks 4.6% in First Quarter

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North American Trade Gets a Makeover

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State Requires Self-Quarantine for COVID-19 Hot Spot Travelers

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Business Group Launches COVID-19 'Shared Responsibility' Campaign

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Bloomberg Ranks Connecticut Fourth for Innovation

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State Recovers 10% of COVID-19 Job Losses in May

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Phase Two Reopening Target Moved to June 17

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Report Offers Glimpse of COVID-19 Economic Damage

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State Targets June 20 for Phase Two Reopening

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Your Guide to Connecticut's August 11 Primary Elections

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Made in America Podcast Talks with CBIA's Joe Brennan

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Bristol Myers Squibb CEO: Why COVID-19 Has Me Optimistic About the Future of Medical Research

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CBIA BizCast: Tracking the Pandemic by the Numbers

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A Safe Reopening Is Everyone's Responsibility

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General Assembly Session Over, Along with Some Legislative Careers

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Reopening the State's Economy Demands Balance, Collaboration

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Gen. Stan McChrystal's Crisis Leadership Lessons for Connecticut Employers

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State Legislature Shuts Down Through March 30

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