Another day, another anti-business proposal at the legislature. If you haven't heard of the "Working Class Tax" — which would require businesses to pay $1 per hour for any employee making less than $15/hour — it's under consideration in Hartford. This video explains it very well.
This story from the Hartford Business Journal's website looks at the state legislature considering wading in to two typically private-sector areas: telecommunications and retirement plans:
Keeping our members up on what's happening at the State Capitol is more than a one-man job. So I will often post links to articles of interest produced by other media. In this case, it's a story from the ctmirror.org website:
Regardless of what you may have planned for Wednesday, March 9, you should consider clearing your schedule.
If you have never participated in Connecticut Business Day, this should be the year you join us! With the state careening from one fiscal crisis to another, it is time for businesses large and small to stand before our legislators and the governor and present a united front.
The Waterbury Regional Chamber charters a bus -- which is free to attendees -- to take business people from the region to the State Capitol for the event. This year, the bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. from the parking lot at Sears Auto Center at the Brass Mill Center mall. In the past few years, the Waterbury Chamber's delegation has been among the largest!
Once at the Capitol, you'll be able to meet and talk with your state legislators and policymakers, participate in a panel discussion targeted for our region, and have a catered lunch also attended by legislators.
We then bring you back to Waterbury by 2 p.m., so you'll have the rest of the afternoon to head back to work.
Whether you care about taxes, sound fiscal policy, transportation, the minimum wage, or something else that directly affects your business, then you really need to be on this bus. This is your chance to make your opinions heard at the Capitol in Hartford.
So don't wait! Click on this link to register:
Welcome to the Waterbury Regional Chamber's Public Policy Blog.
As the state's 2016 legislative session rolls on, my goal is to post to this blog as often as necessary. That could mean as often as a couple of times a day, depending on what is happening in Hartford. So check back here often to see what we at the Chamber believe business people in the region need to know about what your state legislators are doing for you ... and to you!
Your comments are welcome -- but please keep it civil. Thanks!
Public Policy & Economic Development Director, Waterbury Regional Chamber