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Connecticut Business and Industry Association

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  • Bill Aimed At Large Employers Dies

    A bill that would have charged large employers $1 an hour for every worker paid less than 130 percent of minimum wage has died in the finance committee. Twenty-seven of the committee members, including 11 Democrats, rejected the bill Friday. The bill had...
  • State Prepares For $400 Million I-84 Widening Project In Waterbury

    WATERBURY — Work may begin this year on a $400 million project to widen I-84 at the infamous bottleneck just east of downtown, part of an ambitious five-year plan for highway and bridge improvements across the state, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy...
  • Connecticut's Neighbors Courting Employers

    Neighboring states are actively working to improve their business climates, which adds to the importance of our legislators making critical decisions to signal Connecticut's competitiveness before the current session of the General Assembly ends. New...
  • Large Employers Could Owe State $105 Million Next Year If Bill Passes

    HARTFORD — About 27 percent of households in Connecticut that are poor enough to qualify for food stamps have at least one worker. That's four points lower than the national percentage — quite possibly because of Connecticut's higher...
  • Obama Urges Increase In Minimum Wage At Rally

    Obama Urges Increase In Minimum Wage At Rally
    NEW BRITAIN — In a campaign-style event, President Barack Obama made a rousing appeal for a higher minimum wage Wednesday at a packed pep rally at Central Connecticut State University, saying that it was "time to give America a raise." That...
  • Bill Would Require Labor Breakdown For Firms Receiving Big State Aid

    State taxpayers want to get their money's worth when they give a company a huge aid package, and to that end, many lawmakers want to add a new hurdle. Any firm that gets at least $10 million in state assistance would have to file a report showing how...
  • Concern Raised About UTC Deal: For Millions, No Job Guarantees In Return

    Concern Raised About UTC Deal: For Millions, No Job Guarantees In Return
    The state's tax deal with United Technologies Corp. ran into a pointed challenge at its first public airing Monday. The concern about the $400 million deal, which has seen wide support from lawmakers, business groups and labor, focuses on its lack of the...
  • Even Low-Wage Workers' Employers Disagree On Minimum Wage Bill

    By coincidence, the same day the president came to Connecticut to praise the state's plan to raise the minimum wage, the state's largest business interest group had its lobbying day. Although the Connecticut Business and Industry Association is on record...
  • Malloy To Business Leaders: 'I Don't Sit Still'

    HARTFORD — The governor touted his activist economic development strategy in a speech to about 250 members of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association on the group's lobbying day Wednesday at the Capitol. The CBIA opposes much of what...
  • Obama llega a Connecticut para rally sobre salarios

    Obama llega a Connecticut para rally sobre salarios
    El Presidente Barack Obama llegó al Aeropuerto Internacional Bradley, poco después del mediodía del miércoles para una concentración vendida en Central Connecticut State University diseñada para fortalecer apoyo a su propuesta de aumentar el salario...
  • Dan Haar: Penalizing Low-Wage Employers, A Bad Idea That Has Merit

    Connecticut is already one of the three states with the highest minimum wages, and it's the only one with mandatory paid sick days. Now advocates for the working poor are pushing a novel plan to address the crisis of below-poverty wages: Penalize...
  • [November 3, 2010] Bye Wins State Senate Race (Excerpt)

    5th Senate District     Democrat Beth Bye held on to an open seat vacated by a Democrat, defeating Republican Joseph Merritt.     The race pitted Bye, a Democratic state lawmaker, against Merritt, a Bloomfield Republican who said his decades of business...