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Latest bills:

100 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.

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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.

176 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.

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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.

July Jobs Report: 'Three Steps Forward, One Step Back'

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State Supreme Court Reverses Workers' Comp Ruling

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Primary Results: Lamont, Stefanowski Win Party Nominations

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Report: State's Transportation Infrastructure 'Moving Backward'

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Pension Commission Explores Selling State Assets

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Connecticut Wage Growth Fifth Slowest in U.S.

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Your Guide to Connecticut's August 14 Primaries

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State Overtime Spending Jumps 12% in Fiscal 2018

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Connecticut Joins Lawsuit Against Federal Tax Changes

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State Supreme Court Reverses Workers' Comp Ruling

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Pension Commission Explores Selling State Assets

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State Targets January Launch Date for Retirement Plan Mandate

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Declining Workers' Compensation Payments Linked to 2014 State Law

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Retirement Costs Driving Fiscal Crisis for State's Largest Cities

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Lawmakers Convene June 25 to Consider Overriding Malloy Vetoes

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Governor Signs Bill Promoting Bioscience Investment

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Malloy Orders Implementation of State Water Plan

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CBIA Forum Brings DEEP Officials, Manufacturers Together

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July Jobs Report: 'Three Steps Forward, One Step Back'

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Report: State's Transportation Infrastructure 'Moving Backward'

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Connecticut Wage Growth Fifth Slowest in U.S.

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State Overtime Spending Jumps 12% in Fiscal 2018

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Job Growth Hits Post-Recession High

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High Costs, Slow Growth Drop State's CNBC Business Ranking

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Global Technology Company Relocating Headquarters to Connecticut

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State Government Report: Connecticut's Economy at 2004 Level

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Jackson Laboratory Healthcare Forum Set for October

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Primary Results: Lamont, Stefanowski Win Party Nominations

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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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Retirements, Ambition Leave Numerous Open General Assembly Seats

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Public Sector Unions

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Democrat Wins Hartford State House Special Election

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Me Too Movement's Lessons for All Business Leaders

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Malloy Moves Labor Commissioner to DRS

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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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