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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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Latest bills:

127 days old CBIA Supports
HB 7501 an act concerning the state budget for the biennium ending june 30, 2019 Status: Vetoed

$40.7 billion, two-year budget features much-needed long-term structural reforms and addresses the increasing costs of state government, including a stronger spending cap, stricter limits on state borrowing, required votes on union contracts, and further changes to the state employee retirement system.

86 days old CBIA Supports
SB 1502 an act concerning the state budget for the biennium ending june 30, 2019 Status: Enacted

Compromise $41 billion bipartisan budget does not raise the sales tax, income tax rates, or the corporate earnings tax. Features structural reforms, including spending and bonding caps, requiring legislative approval on labor contracts and binding arbitration awards, having teachers pay more toward pensions, and putting excess income tax revenue in a reserve fund. The plan provides relief to cities and towns, changing the state's binding arbitration law, and adjusting the prevailing wage threshold for municipal projects from $400,000 to $1 million.


182 days old
SR 51 resolution proposing approval of an agreement between the state of connecticut and the state employees bargaining agent coalition (sebac) Status: Enacted (Senate)

$1.57 billion agreement between state employee unions and the Malloy administration includes a temporary wage freeze, furlough days, increases in medical and prescription payments for state workers, changes to retiree healthcare, and a hybrid pension/defined contribution plan for new workers. Also also extends current union contracts another five years to 2027 and includes no-layoff provisions.

182 days old
HR 202 resolution proposing approval of an agreement between the state of connecticut and the state employees bargaining agent coalition (sebac) Status: Enacted

$1.57 billion agreement between state employee unions and the Malloy administration includes a temporary wage freeze, furlough days, increases in medical and prescription payments for state workers, changes to retiree healthcare, and a hybrid pension/defined contribution plan for new workers. Also also extends current union contracts another five years to 2027 and includes no-layoff provisions.

234 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.

Economic Commission Focuses on Structural Reforms

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Surge in State Overtime Spending Undermines Fiscal Stability Efforts

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Governor Postpones $4.3 Billion in Transportation Projects

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What's Next for Connecticut's Economy?

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Q&A: CBIA Chair Mary Kay Fenton

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State Labor Law: What Employers Can Expect in 2018

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Bloomfield Teacher Wins Special House Election

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$900 Million State Tax Windfall a 'One-Time' Event

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

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Economic Commission Focuses on Structural Reforms

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Governor Postpones $4.3 Billion in Transportation Projects

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State Labor Law: What Employers Can Expect in 2018

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Bloomfield Teacher Wins Special House Election

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$900 Million State Tax Windfall a 'One-Time' Event

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Consumer Packaging Task Force Finalizes Recommendations

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2018 Legislative Session: Jobs Must Be Job One

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New State Economic Commission Faces Daunting Task

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Is Your State Legislator Supporting Business in 2018?

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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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U.S. Manufacturing Posts Record 2017

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After the Storm: Friday Economic Summit

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State's Jobs Growth Hits Crisis Point

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Connecticut Maintains High Technology, Innovation Ranking

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Population Forecast Shows State Losing Students, Gaining Seniors

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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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Senate, House Pass Bipartisan State Budget

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Five Ways to Spur Connecticut's Economy

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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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