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Latest bills:

14 days old CBIA Evaluating
SB 7 an act concerning climate change planning and resiliency Status: Awaiting Action (Energy and Environment Committee)

Implements recommendations made by the Governor's Council on Climate Change, including further incorporating climate change concerns into local regional and state planning documents. It also changes the current requirement for a Comprehensive Energy Strategy every three years to a Comprehensive Climate and Energy Strategy every four years.

14 days old CBIA Evaluating
SB 9 an act concerning connecticut's energy future Status: Awaiting Action (Energy and Environment Committee)

Implements the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's revised Comprehensive Energy Strategy. Creates a new requirement for the amount of Class 1 renewable power supplied to customers; reduces penalties for non-compliance; narrows the array of clean energy technologies the state will consider as Class 1, including stripping fuel cells and certain biofuel technologies of that status; calls for additional charges on ratepayers to fund clean energy and energy efficiency programs.

14 days old CBIA Opposes
SB 6 an act implementing the governor's budget recommendations for general government Status: Awaiting Action (Appropriations)

Implements the Governor’s budget recommendations for general government including imposition of a new tax on employers to be used for the Connecticut Department of Labor’s expenses.

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HB 5046 an act concerning the sustainability of transportation projects Status: Awaiting Action (Transportation)

Allows the Department of Transportation to charge, collect, retain, and fix the amount of all tolls on state highways. Toll revenues will be used for implementing and administering electronic tolling and highway maintenance, construction, and administration costs, including debt servicing.

14 days old CBIA Supports (with changes)
HB 5039 an act protecting healthcare fairness and affordability Status: Awaiting Action (Insurance and Real Estate)

Preserves a number of elements of the federal Affordable Care Act, including the individual mandate.

Bills Implement State's Energy, Climate Change Strategies

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2018 Connecticut Business Day: Make Your Voice Heard

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Hiring Expectations Jump, Finding Skilled Workers a Challenge

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BIRD Foundation Seeks Connecticut Business Partners

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Women in Manufacturing: Engage, Act, 'Make Noise'

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DEEP Wants 90-Day Permit Law Overturned

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New Bill Broadens Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements

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Policymakers Propose Paid Sick Leave Mandate Expansion

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Despite State's Red Ink, Calls for More Taxes, Spending, Mandates

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Bills Implement State's Energy, Climate Change Strategies

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DEEP Wants 90-Day Permit Law Overturned

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New Bill Broadens Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements

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Policymakers Propose Paid Sick Leave Mandate Expansion

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Despite State's Red Ink, Calls for More Taxes, Spending, Mandates

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Regulators Discuss Doubling Worker Contributions to Fund Troubled Retirement Mandate

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Malloy Calls for Gas Tax Hike, Tolls, New Fees

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Q&A: DOT Chief James Redeker

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Navigating Federal Tax Changes

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Hiring Expectations Jump, Finding Skilled Workers a Challenge

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BIRD Foundation Seeks Connecticut Business Partners

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Women in Manufacturing: Engage, Act, 'Make Noise'

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State's Economy Surges in Third Quarter

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Manufacturing Drives State's 2017 Jobs Turnaround

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Surge in State Overtime Spending Undermines Fiscal Stability Efforts

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What's Next for Connecticut's Economy?

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The Hartford's Swift: 'Connecticut Is on the Clock'

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Tax Policies Driving Billions of Dollars Out of State

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2018 Connecticut Business Day: Make Your Voice Heard

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Now's the Time for Businesses to Lead

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Q&A: CBIA Chair Mary Kay Fenton

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'It's Going to Be a Wild Ride'

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Poll: Taxes, Cost of Living Erode State's Quality of Life

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Connecticut Makes Official Amazon HQ Pitch

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Sobering Numbers Don't Have to Define State's Future

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Budget Crisis Hurting State's Economy, Job Growth

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Bipartisan Budget Votes Reflect 'What Most People Want'

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CBIA's 2018 Policy Agenda

Lawmakers must focus on jobs—training for them, filling them, and creating an economic climate that grows them.

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