Posted on August 15, 2019 by admin
GREENWICH – State Representative Fred Camillo (R-Greenwich) received a 100% 2019 voting score from the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. Scores were determined by a member’s votes on issues like a mandatory paid family/medical leave program funded by a 0.5% payroll tax, raising the state’s minimum wage to $15/hour by 2023, supporting manufacturing careers, the Transfer Act, a state-run healthcare option, and the state budget, among other items.
“This was the year of bad-for-business legislation, but I am proud to have sided with our local employers and their employees 100 percent of the time,” Rep. Camillo said. “While I will always support concepts such as increased wages for Connecticut workers and paid family and medical leave, I cannot and will not support mandates on job creators. Anti-business policies can lead to layoffs, higher consumer prices, and business closures. Connecticut is already an expensive place to operate and remain profitable, and that is backed up by the number of companies and residents moving out-of-state. We need to change the narrative, and we must do that by making it easier for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and create well-paying jobs for Connecticut residents, especially our recent graduates and young professionals.”