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CHERE to Offer Two-Day Conference on Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education, Nov. 13-14
Multi-dimensional view to include underrepresented, first generation, best practices and out-of-state experts
Mayoral and City Council Elections Update: Alliance Position on City Expenditures
The administration must begin setting the groundwork for substantive change in its health and pension costs. The most recent Task Force has recommended several changes the administration can make to improve the system. We encourage the candidates to familiarize themselves with this report.
Hartford Consortium for Higher Education Welcomes New Chair
Mayoral and City Council Elections Update: Alliance Position on Hartford Property Tax and Grand List Growth
The administration must focus on the City’s property tax system in order to encourage private sector development and bolster Grand List growth. We firmly believe that we must work together to move steadily toward a property tax structure that mirrors the rest of the State and thereby achieves a fair and competitive mill rate for all property owners and residents.
SBM Charitable Foundation Grants $30,000 to the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education
Nonprofit to continue support for East Hartford High School, adds Manchester High School
MetroHartford Alliance and reSET Form Partnership to Foster Entrepreneurship in the Greater Hartford Region
MEDIA ALERT: Change of Venue: Leading Political Journalists to Review 2015 Connecticut Legislative Session on June 17
The panel will now be held in the MetroHartford Alliance Board Room.
ADVOCACY ALERT: Alliance Urges Governor Malloy to Veto Budget
The Alliance sent a letter to Governor Malloy on June 12 requesting that he veto the budget passed by the Legislature on June 3. While we appreciate the significant improvements proposed by the Governor in his subsequent press conference, we remain concerned about the absence of a well-defined spending cap and meaningful structural reforms. We must achieve these fundamental objectives sooner rather than later in order to secure the fiscal foundation necessary for private sector job retention and growth.
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.
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