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  • PEACE OF MIND ON THE HORIZON FOR SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITYIt’s vital that lawmakers have a better grasp on the impact their policy changes have on the small business community.

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  • SMALL BUSINESS NOT EXACTLY SHOCKED BY PROPOSED PREMIUM INCREASESWhen the Affordable Health Care Act was passed, the small business community was repeatedly assured that insurance premiums would not skyrocket.

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  • LABOR COSTS TO INCREASE THANKS TO OVERTIME RULESalaried Workers Likely to be Pushed Into Hourly Jobs

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  • BUDGET DEAL LEAVES SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY LOOKING TO THE FUTURE FOR LONG TERM ECONOMIC SOLUTIONThe legislature convened a special session this week when they failed to come to a budget agreement to close the $1 billion deficit during regular session.

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  • RETIREMENT MANDATE BIRTHED IN HOUSE TACKLED BY SENATEIn response to the debate currently being taken up in the Senate, the following comments may be attributed to National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Connecticut state director, Andrew Markowski:

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  • COST TO DO BUSINESS INCREASES AS SENATE FINDS YET ANOTHER WAY TO DESTROY SMALL BUSINESS AND KILL JOBSNFIB Calls Upon Lawmakers to Focus on Education and Job Training and Stay Out of Day to Day Operations of Employers

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    Connecticut Small Business Issues

  • Easing the Regulatory Burden on Small BusinessNFIB is pushing for legislation to create increased regulatory fairness and address small business concerns with Connecticut’s government red tape. While NFIB applauded recent legislation repealing many outdated and obsolete regulations as a good start, NFIB will also continue to remind the legislature and the administration that achieving regulatory relief and reducing red tape for small businesses is an ongoing process. NFIB supports numerous legislative measures that would reform the regulatory process and provide regulatory relief to small business owners. These would include: requiring an ongoing comprehensive review of all existing regulations; ensuring state agencies adhere to small business impact statement requirements; streamlining permitting requirements; requiring a cost benefit analysis of new and existing regulations; and implementing a regulatory fairness model for small businesses based on federal and other successful states’ programs.

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  • Prevailing Wage MandateFight against legislation to extend the costly prevailing wage mandate to private construction projects. While Connecticut’s prevailing wage law makes public construction bidding more complicated for small contractors, it also makes these projects more costly for taxpayers. Some advocates are trying to expand the state’s prevailing wage law to private projects as well. NFIB will stand opposed to any further expansion of the prevailing wage mandate, but especially against any intrusion into the private sector.

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