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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:

9 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: Awaiting Action (House)

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

9 days old CBIA Supports
SB 1055 an act concerning stranded tax credits and strategic economic development Status: Awaiting Action (Finance, Revenue and Bonding)

Allows companies the use of “stranded” tax credits- that have been earned for activities such as research and development to be redeployed into an infusion of new capital investment projects in Connecticut.

9 days old CBIA Opposes
HB 7322 an act concerning state and local revenue Status: Awaiting Action (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%.

11 days old CBIA Opposes
SB 1054 an act concerning various tax rates, the use of certain taxes and fees for tourism and other programs Status: Awaiting Action (Finance, Revenue, & Bonding)

Hikes the state income tax for high-income earners from 6.99% to 7.49%; imposes a 10% occupancy tax on bed and breakfasts; and imposes an additional $5 fee on motor vehicle registrations.

31 days old
HB 7313 an act imposing a surcharge on income derived from investment management services Status: Awaiting Action (Finance, Revenue and Bonding)

Imposes a 19% surcharge on income derived from investment management services to take effect upon certification by the Commissioner of Revenue Services of the enactment of substantially similar legislation by N.J., N.Y., and MA.

Budget Crisis Deepens as Tax Revenues Shrink

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'Real, Dramatic Change' Needed to Reform State Spending, Services

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Bill Allowing Use of Stranded Tax Credits Helps State's Economy

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Building Connecticut's Microbiome Valley

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New Comprehensive Energy Strategy Expected in September

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Minimum Wage Advocates Seek Smaller Hike to Gain Traction

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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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Unemployment Reforms Feature Real Taxpayer Savings

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Budget Crisis Deepens as Tax Revenues Shrink

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'Real, Dramatic Change' Needed to Reform State Spending, Services

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Bill Allowing Use of Stranded Tax Credits Helps State's Economy

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Building Connecticut's Microbiome Valley

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New Comprehensive Energy Strategy Expected in September

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Minimum Wage Advocates Seek Smaller Hike to Gain Traction

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Unemployment Reforms Feature Real Taxpayer Savings

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Paid FMLA Adds 120 State Employees, Tens of Millions to Budget

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As Budget Deadline Looms, Tax Hike Talk Continues

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Trade Policy, Regulation Biggest Challenge for State's Exporters

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Job Growth: 'Time to Pick up the Pace'

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New Report Highlights State's Strengths, All-Star Potential

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Report: State Overtime Spending on $209 Million Pace

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Business Minute: Economic Update

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Jobs Swing Doesn't Reflect Regional, National Trends

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Business Minute: Healthcare Information Technology

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What Fed Rate Increase Means for Connecticut

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State Sees Flat Job Growth in 2016

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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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Business Day Brings Crowd to State Capitol

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Senate Tie Preserved, Democrats Hold House Seat

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Unique Opportunies in a Critical Legislative Session

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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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