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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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Connecticut Can't Afford More Tax Hikes

Tax hikes haven’t worked. It’s time for our elected leaders to live up to their promises and get Connecticut back on track.

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Latest bills:

95 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.

95 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.

147 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.

187 days old CBIA Supports
SB 1056 an act establishing a working group to develop a plan to foster the microbiome sector in the state Status: Enacted (07/07/2017)

Creates working group to develop state initiatives to encourage the growth of the microbiome sector in Connecticut.

187 days old CBIA Opposes
HB 7322 an act concerning state and local revenue Status: Died (Finance, Revenue, and Bonding)

Increases the state sales tax from 6.35% to 6.99% and allows municipalities to tax real property at 100% of assessed value instead of the current 70%.

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Budget Crisis Hurting State's Economy, Job Growth

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Connecticut Remains Among Top States for Energy Efficiency

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By State's Own Measure, Economy Ranks 32nd

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State Budget Crisis: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

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Natural Gas Supply Critical to Keeping Manufacturers Competitive

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Connecticut Remains Among Top States for Energy Efficiency

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Governor Follows Through on Budget Veto Vow

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Maximum Unemployment Benefit Rate Drops Oct. 1

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Major Workers' Compensation Rate Reduction Proposed

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Lessons We Can Learn from Alexion's Departure

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State Retirement Plan Mandate Delayed

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New State Laws Effective October 1

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September Brings Third Consecutive Month of Job Losses

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I-91 Corridor Businesses: Profits Up, Outlook Mixed

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By State's Own Measure, Economy Ranks 32nd

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New London Economy Fastest Growing of State's Metro Areas

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What's Your Share of Connecticut's Debt?

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August Job Losses Raise State Budget Stakes

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'Harness the State's Huge Horsepower'

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Barnes Group CEO Explores Manufacturing's Next Wave

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Budget Stalemate Sidelines Business Investment, Growth

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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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Why Tax Hikes Must Be Avoided

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Potential Aetna HQ Move Demands Better Policy Choices

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Solving Connecticut's Fiscal Crisis

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CBIA's 2017 Policy Agendas

Connecticut has long been known as a leader by many economic measures, but we face critical challenges.

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