Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. Governor Malloy's budget address focused on creating jobs in Connecticut. But will it really spark the economic growth needed to create jobs in Connecticut?

The Governor's proposal to trim state expenses and cut personnel costs is a good foundation to build upon, said John Rathgeber, CBIA president and CEO.

"He certainly understands the importance of putting our economy in motion. But we believe that should be the starting point because there's more work to do," Rathgeber told CT Mirror reporter Keith Phaneuf.

Among the important first steps taken in Malloy's $19.74 billion proposal for next fiscal year are more than $1.7 billion in proposed cuts to the current services budget, including $1 billion that must come from worker concessions and other personnel savings.

"The governor certainly hit on a number of very important points," Rathgeber said, adding that proposals to expand tax credits for job creation and transportation infrastructure investments also are important.