Posted on August 16, 2019 by admin
Connecticut’s largest business organization recently honored State Representative Mike France (R-42) for achieving a perfect score for votes taken on key bills identified as impacting Connecticut’s economic competitiveness 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.
Some of the bills assessed include: SB 854, which promotes manufacturing careers to high school students, which Rep. France supported, and SB 48, which requires prescription drug manufacturers to share product samples with generic drug manufacturers, which he opposed. It was also noted that Rep. France did not support the state budget which raised taxes by an estimated $1.7 billion on everything from safety apparel to restaurant meals, plastic bags, rideshare services and much more.
“The business community in Connecticut has been repeatedly attacked with new or higher taxes, job-killing mandates and policies that stifle competitiveness and severely hamper their ability to stay relevant in an ever-changing, an increasingly web-based economy,” Rep. France said. “I’m proud CBIA recognizes that I stand in strong support of smart, common sense legislation that encourages entrepreneurship and provides an environment that allows businesses to thrive, while voting against measures that stunt growth, cost jobs and hurt our state.”
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 business organization in the state, visit www.cbia.com.