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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:

8 days old CBIA Supports
HB 7064 an act extending the manufacturing apprenticeship tax credit to pass-through entities Status: Awaiting Action (Commerce)

Helps smaller manufacturers offset the cost of apprenticeships and gain access to a new generation of talent by extending the manufacturing apprenticeship tax credit to pass-through entities—LLCs, partnerships, and S corporations.

37 days old CBIA Supports
SB 194 an act concerning state agency response to requests for a permit Status: Awaiting Action (Government Administration and Elections)

Requires state agencies to provide a response to permit applicants within 60 days.

8 days old CBIA Supports
HB 7063 an act concerning information included in the notice of intended action for proposed regulations Status: Awaiting Action (Commerce)

Requires proposed regulations to include a plain language summary of the regulation including a description of the business activities being regulated.

35 days old CBIA Supports
HB 6151 an act permitting businesses to seek a declaratory ruling regarding regulations Status: Awaiting Action (Government Administration and Elections)

Provides for businesses to seek a declaratory ruling from the Attorney General if they feel a state agency is exceeding or otherwise misusing its regulatory authority.

8 days old CBIA Opposes
HB 7067 an act concerning product stewardship Status: Awaiting Action (Environment)

Provides DEEP with the authority to establish industry-funding take-back programs for any waste product it chooses without the need for legislative authorization.

Unique Opportunies in a Critical Legislative Session

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Expanding Manufacturing Tax Credit Helps Address Skills Gap

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Thousands of Manufacturing Openings, Shortage of Skilled Workers

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How Immigrants Impact the State's Economy

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Labor Committee Hears Bill Boosting Unemployment Fund

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Business Day 2017: Make Your Voice Heard

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Feb. 21 Hearing for Bill Restoring Unemployment Trust Fund

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Caution Urged on Healthcare Proposals

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Potential Municipal Aid Cuts Raise Property Tax Concerns

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Expanding Manufacturing Tax Credit Helps Address Skills Gap

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Thousands of Manufacturing Openings, Shortage of Skilled Workers

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Labor Committee Hears Bill Boosting Unemployment Fund

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Feb. 21 Hearing for Bill Restoring Unemployment Trust Fund

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Caution Urged on Healthcare Proposals

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Potential Municipal Aid Cuts Raise Property Tax Concerns

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CBIA Economist: 'Can't Build an Economy on Shifting Sands'

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Committees Consider Bills to Improve Regulatory Climate

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Labor Committee Bills Threaten Job Growth

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How Immigrants Impact the State's Economy

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State's Economy Sees Third Quarter Surge

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State's Job Growth Ends 2016 in Red

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Addressing Challenges, Finding Success in Connecticut

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Outlook: Rate Hikes, Trade Uncertainty, Stimulus Hangover

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Business Minute: 2017 Economic Outlook

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State's Four-Month Jobs Slide Ends in November

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Business Minute: Connecticut Employer Survey

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Business Outlook Cautious, Hiring Expectations Drop

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Unique Opportunies in a Critical Legislative Session

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Business Day 2017: Make Your Voice Heard

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Democrats, GOP Challenge Vacant Senate, House Seats

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Repositioning State Government

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Special Elections Scheduled for Feb. 28

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Governor: State Must Provide Predictability

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Ten Ways to Make an Immediate Impact at the State Capitol

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Fix Connecticut: A Message That Resonated

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State Government Needs a Real Spending Cap

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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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