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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:

30 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.

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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.

82 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.

122 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.

122 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%.

Summer Jobs Slowdown Signals Need for Budget

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Why Tax Hikes Must Be Avoided

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State's Chronic Red Ink Demands Policy Reforms

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Consumer Confidence Dips As Budget Stalemate Continues

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DEEP Releases Energy Strategy, Solicits Comments

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Will Tax Hikes Follow Union Deal Approval?

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State's Economic Growth Slows in First Quarter

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New Haven-Springfield Commuter Rail Now Set for Spring Start

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DEEP Groundwater Ruling Raises Business Concerns

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DEEP Releases Energy Strategy, Solicits Comments

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Will Tax Hikes Follow Union Deal Approval?

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DEEP Groundwater Ruling Raises Business Concerns

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House Narrowly Approves Union Deal, Senate Acts Monday

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Calls for Tax Hikes Follow State Employee Deal

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Governor Signs Several Pro-Business Bills

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State Taxes: 'Everything in Play'

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Positive Signs for Connecticut Energy, Environmental Costs?

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Biopharma Faces Complex Issues in 2017 Session

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Summer Jobs Slowdown Signals Need for Budget

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State's Chronic Red Ink Demands Policy Reforms

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Consumer Confidence Dips As Budget Stalemate Continues

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State's Economic Growth Slows in First Quarter

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New Haven-Springfield Commuter Rail Now Set for Spring Start

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Skilled Worker Shortage, Rising Costs Temper U.S. Economic Outlook

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Private Sector Jobs Hit Post-Recession Milestone

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State Overtime Spending Falls to Lowest Level in Six Years

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Workforce, Education Lift State's CNBC Business Ranking

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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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State Budget Crisis: What the Papers Say

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Businesses Pay Their Fair Share of State Taxes

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Special Elections Fill Vacant House Seats

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April 25 Special Elections Will Fill House Vacancies

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Spending Cap: 'State Needs to Send a Message'

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April Special Elections for Two State House Seats

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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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