The Connecticut Business and Industry Association, which backed numerous Republican candidates in the November state elections, is putting the Connecticut General Assembly on notice: we’re watching you. The legislature convenes on Jan. 4.
In a piece on its website headlined: State’s Fiscal Situation Will Dominate 2017 Session, it warns:
CBIA and its members will monitor the budget process and fight proposals – including tax hikes – that hurt Connecticut’s economy. We’ll push for policies that support businesses, promote economic growth, and retain and create good, well-paying jobs.
CBIA is also calling for systemic changes in the state’s budgeting process. The story includes a graph on Connecticut’s growing budget defict.