Posted on August 8, 2019 by jpheasant
HARTFORD –The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) has recently released their ‘2019 State House Voting Records’ annual report which focuses on action taken on bills that would either positively or negatively impact businesses around the state and State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-44) and Rick Hayes (R-51) both received a 100% score by the organization.
The lawmakers overall scores are based on their votes in committee or the House floor on a series of ‘key bills’ that supported the business community’s position on Connecticut’s economic competitiveness and business climate. Votes that support the business community’s position would reflect positively, while votes against would result in a lowered score. Some of the ‘key issues’ included; supporting manufacturing jobs and careers, while opposing the paid FMLA mandate, minimum wage, state-run healthcare, and state budget to name a few.
“With more businesses closing and leaving the state, they are taking many good jobs with them,” Rep. Dauphinais said. “It is so very important that we support these businesses and the policies which will provide an environment in which they can be successful.”
“I have always been and will continue to be a strong supporter of local businesses,” Rep. Hayes said. “These men and women are the heart and soul of this state’s economy but unfortunately the policies passed during this session will be even more destructive and it has to stop.”
Rep. Dauphinais and Hayes were two of twenty-seven state representatives who received a perfect score from the association.
CBIA is Connecticut’s leading business organization – with a membership comprised of hundreds of small, medium and large-sized businesses around the state.