Posted on August 19, 2019 by admin
State Representative Tony D’Amelio (R-71) was recently recognized by Connecticut’s largest business organization for his perfect voting score on key bills impacting Connecticut’s economic growth and business climate during the 2019 legislative session.
The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) ranked all state lawmakers based on their support for the business community’s positions on 10 important policies. The bills all affect job creation, small business growth and economic stability in Connecticut.
“As a small business owner for more than 30 years, I fully understand how many of the policies being promoted in Hartford will affect people in their day-to-day lives, especially with regard to their paychecks or work schedules,” Rep. D’Amelio said. “I fully support increasing access to education and job training programs, but I cannot support unfunded mandates and other job-killing legislation that unfairly targets the businesses that keep our state moving.”
Some of the bills assessed in the report include: SB 854, which promotes manufacturing careers to high school students, and SB2 and HB 5004, which quickly raises the state’s minimum wage by almost 50% over a few years, and paid FMLA mandates that will affect almost every employer across the state. CBIA also noted that Rep. D’Amelio did not support the state budget which raised taxes by an estimated $1.7 million on services and items that ranged from safety apparel to restaurant meals, plastic bags, rideshare services and much more.
The scorecard was calculated with selected pieces of legislation and may reflect votes from committee, the House, or both. The complete CBIA scorecard can be viewed here: https://www.cbia.com/resources/issues-policies/ct-voting-records/2019-ct-state-house-voting-records/
For more information on the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, the largest most representative business organization in the state, visit www.cbia.com.