The state’s largest business organization today released its annual legislative scorecards, reflecting Connecticut lawmakers’ votes on key bills from the 2021 General Assembly session.

Votes were scored for nine bills, chosen for their potential impact—positive or negative—on job growth and the state’s post-pandemic recovery. CBIA’s Rebuilding Connecticut policy initiatives—supported by a broad, bipartisan group of legislators—feature in a number of those bills.

“Our Rebuilding Connecticut recommendations were designed to help businesses manage the high costs of navigating COVID-19, create and retain jobs, and lead the state’s economic recovery,'' said CBIA president and CEO Chris DiPentima. 

“We’re grateful for the broad bipartisan support we saw for those policy initiatives, the willingness of lawmakers to collaborate, and the readiness of key legislative voices to speak out on critical economic and fiscal issues.

“While our state has many challenges ahead, the 2021 session showed what we can accomplish when we work together. We remain committed to working with policymakers to sustain this positive momentum.”

CBIA vice president of public policy Eric Gjede said the voting records show “there was real recognition this year of the need to focus on the critical issues impacting the recovery, particularly the challenges faced by small businesses.”

“Our 2021 voting records also highlighted how the bipartisan group of lawmakers who signed the Rebuilding Connecticut pledge followed through by supporting those policy priorities throughout the session.”

CBIA is Connecticut's largest business organization, with thousands of member companies, small and large, representing a diverse range of industries from every part of the state. For more information, please email or call Ali Warshavsky (860.244.1929).