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Latest bills:

220 days old CBIA Monitoring
SB 543 an act concerning revisions to the state budget for fiscal year 2019 and deficiency appropriations for fiscal year 2018 Status: Enacted (07/01/2018)

While the FY2018-FY2019 state budget revisions do increase spending by about 2.1%, they do not contain any tax hikes and allowed for the deposit of approximately $1.1 billion into the rainy day fund.

289 days old CBIA Opposed
SB 318 an act establishing a task force to study interventions for at-risk youth Status: Died (Senate)

Amended with language from SB 321, which previously failed in two legislative committees. Mandates the restaurant, retail, lodging, and other select industries pay one-half of an employee's regular pay if a shift is cancelled or reduced within 24 hours of its scheduled start.

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SB 384 an act concerning mental health parity, data reported by managed care organizations and the all-payer claims database Status: Died (House)

Requires certain health insurance policies to cover, at an annual physical, screenings for mental or nervous conditions. Also: expands reporting requirements for the insurance commissioner, and changes to the data that must be included in the Consumer Report Card.

296 days old CBIA Opposes
HB 5210 an act mandating insurance coverage of essential health benefits and expanding mandated health benefits for women, children and adolescents Status: Enacted (1/ 1/2019)

Mandates that as of January 1, 2019, individual and group health insurance policies issued in Connecticut cover conditions listed as "essential health benefits" by the federal Affordable Care Act.

289 days old CBIA Opposes
SB 376 an act concerning health insurance coverage for prosthetic devices Status: Enacted (1/1/2019)

Requires insurance coverage for certain prosthetic devices. Insurance coverage for a prosthetic device must be at least equivalent to the coverage Medicare provides for such devices. It also requires policies to cover repairs or replacements of prosthetic devices that the patient's health care provider determines are medically necessary.

2019 Legislative Preview: Labor and Employment

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New Year, New Administration, New Opportunity

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Lamont Appoints Chief of Staff, Budget Director

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Unemployment Fund Shortfalls Spark Renewed Reform Calls

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Fiscal Commission Releases Revised Reform Proposals

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New State Tax Law Targets Online Retailers

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DOT Says Tolls Could Generate $1 Billion Annually

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'It's All About Jobs, and Businesses Create Those Jobs'

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Treasurer Proposes Steps to Strengthen Teachers' Retirement Fund

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2019 Legislative Preview: Labor and Employment

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Unemployment Fund Shortfalls Spark Renewed Reform Calls

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Fiscal Commission Releases Revised Reform Proposals

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New State Tax Law Targets Online Retailers

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DOT Says Tolls Could Generate $1 Billion Annually

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Treasurer Proposes Steps to Strengthen Teachers' Retirement Fund

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Report: Infrastructure Investments Key for Economic Growth

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Insurance Department Approves Workers' Comp Rate Cuts

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Can the Lottery Save Connecticut's Pension Systems?

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Can Connecticut Sustain Positive Job Growth?

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Survey: Spending Controls, Pension Reforms Top Priority

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State's Economy Grew 3.1% in Second Quarter

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'Sustainability Is the Next Evolution in Capitalism'

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'Connecticut Can Lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution'

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Job Market Volatility 'Must Shape Candidates' Priorities'

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CVS Makes Long-Term Aetna Commitment to State

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State Adds 1,100 Jobs in August

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Cigna Venture Capital Fund Will Bring Jobs, Opportunity

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New Year, New Administration, New Opportunity

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Lamont Appoints Chief of Staff, Budget Director

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'It's All About Jobs, and Businesses Create Those Jobs'

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CBIA BizCast: Fix Connecticut

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Beyond Election Signs, Slogans, and Sound Bites

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Connecticut Does Not Need a State-Run Retirement Plan

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Your Guide to Connecticut's August 14 Primaries

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Connecticut Joins Lawsuit Against Federal Tax Changes

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CBIA Staff Promotions Bolster Advocacy, Manufacturing Efforts

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