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MEDIA ALERT: Hartford Mayoral Candidates to Share Platforms at June 18 Forum
MEDIA ALERT: Leading Political Journalists to Review 2015 Connecticut Legislative Session on June 17
ADVOCACY ALERT: MetroHartford Alliance Statement on the Connecticut State Budget
We recognize the challenge that Governor Malloy and the Legislature faced this session in crafting a balanced budget that supports job retention and expansion as well personal income growth. Unfortunately, the budget adopted yesterday contains more tax increases and increased spending, both of which serve to undermine the confidence of the private sector to expand employment and to invest capital in Connecticut. As importantly, the budget fails to adopt any structural reforms that the Alliance and others have advocated as necessary to sustain a dynamic economy. We will review these issues and our continuing efforts to strengthen Connecticut as an aggressive and successful competitor for jobs, capital and talent at our next Public Policy Forum scheduled for June 17. Event details will be announced soon.
Eight Hartford Region Businesses Receive 2015 Business Champions Awards
Alliance Discusses State Budget on Fox CT Morning Extra
ADVOCACY ALERT: Speak Up Now on the State Budget!
The proposed Connecticut budget for FY'16 - FY'17 will do significant harm to Connecticut's economy and make our state a less competitive place to retain and create private sector jobs. But there is still time to act! Here is a fast and easy way to make your voice heard.
ADVOCACY ALERT: Alliance Issues Letter to DECD Commissioner Smith on Economic Development Strategy
On May 26, the Alliance wrote to Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Catherine Smith to emphasize the importance of dependable, predictable tax and regulatory policies within the Constitutional spending cap and to encourage structural budget reforms and investment in infrastructure and systems that foster private sector employment.
ADVOCACY ALERT: Alliance Requests Postponement and Expansion of H.J. No. 63 and Passage of H.B. 6857
In a May 26 letter, the Alliance requested that H.J. No. 63 - A Resolution Proposing a Constitutional Amendment to Restrict Transportation Funds be postponed to ensure dialogue with the Transportation Finance Panel and expanded to create an independent authority with private sector representation. It also urged the passage of H.B. 6857 - An Act Protecting Transportation Funds to create a statutory lockbox for transportation funding.
Career Beginnings Hosts Its 29th Graduation Ceremony Celebrating Hartford, Bloomfield and East Hartford Scholars
ADVOCACY ALERT: Take Action - Oppose SB 1044's New Tax on Major Employers
ADVOCACY ALERT: Make Your Voice Heard on CT's State Budget
ADVOCACY ALERT: Alliance Urges Governor to Take Three Steps Toward Balanced Budget
In a May 18 letter, the Alliance urged Governor Malloy to take three steps during his negotiation with the Legislature to pass a balanced budget for FY2016 - FY 2017: to sign a balanced budget that honors the letter and spirit of the Constitutional spending cap; to veto any budget passed by the Legislature that does not adhere to the cap; and to call a special session of the Legislature to implement structural reforms for a sustainable fiscal foundation.
MEDIA ALERT: Join Industry Experts Next Week in Stamford As They Discuss Impact of Health Care Reform
MEDIA ALERT: The Hartford Region’s Best Privately Held Businesses to Be Feted June 4
MEDIA ALERT: Experts Discuss Impact of Health Care Reform at Connecticut Health Council Event on May 27 in Stamford
MEDIA ALERT: Tee Up for Rising Star Breakfast with 2014 Travelers Championship Winner Kevin Streelman and Chris Berman of ESPN
Letter to Governor Malloy: Alliance Response to the Current 2016-2017 Budget
In a May 5 letter, the Alliance recognized the challenges to adopting a balanced budget for FY'16 - FY'17 and emphasized its unequivocal opposition to the current budget as proposed by the Appropriations and Finance Committees. We encourage our investors to take action by contacting Governor Malloy and local legislators.
MEDIA ALERT: Experts Will ‘Unbundle’ the State Budget in New Haven on May 8
InstaCraft, Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ, and Night Fall Win 2015 HYPE Entrepreneurship Awards
MEDIA ALERT: What’s Happening with the Connecticut State Budget? Find Out on May 7 in Torrington
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