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  • SMALL BUSINESS REACTION TO GOVERNOR MALLOY’S STATE OF THE STATEIn response to Governor Malloy’s State of the State remarks, the following statement may be attributed to Andrew Markowski

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  • ANTICIPATED CUTS TO STATE SPENDING ESSENTIAL SAYS STRUGGLING SMALL BUSINESS OWNERSReports began to surface that in addition to fulfilling his promise not to propose any new taxes, Governor Malloy intends to call for a 5.75 percent budget cut.

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  • SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS SPEAK DIRECTLY WITH LAWMAKERS AT LOCAL ROUND TABLEMembers of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and other local small business owners participated in a pre-session legislative roundtable with lawmakers Senator Kevin Witkos (R) and Representative John Hampton (D) last week at Simsbury Bank.

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  • HEY CONNECTICUT! 12.6% OF WHAT YOU EARN TODAY IS BEING TAKEN RIGHT OUT OF YOUR POCKETS BY IRRESPONSIBLE LAWMAKERSIts difficult to see rankings like this knowing that since 2012, things have only gotten worse.

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  • SMALL BUSINESS REJECTS PANELS RECOMMENDATIONS AND IMPLORES MALLOY TO DO THE SAMEThe following remarks may be attributed to NFIB Connecticut state director, Andrew Markowski in reaction to the Governor's Transportation Finance Panel recommendations

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  • SMALL BUSINESS AND GOVERNOR MALLOY FINALLY AGREE ON SOMETHING: BOTH ARE DISAPPOINTEDUndermining the economic confidence that businesses of any size have in this state is the surest way to stifle job growth and send the economy into a tail spin.

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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 While NFIB applauded recent legislation repealing many outdated and obsolete regulations as a good start, NFIB will also continue to remind the legislature and the administration that achieving regulatory relief and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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