Rep. Petit Receives Favorable Score From CT Business Association

Posted on August 21, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – Connecticut’s leading business organization has recently released their ‘2019 State House Voting Records’ with State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) receiving a favorable score for his continued support of pro-business policies.

“Small and medium businesses create the most jobs and hire the most people in Connecticut,” Rep. Petit said. “We need to provide adequate oversight to protect consumers rights and safety, but not micromanage policies and mandate hefty expenses that will slow business growth and prevent more businesses from opening, thus suppressing job growth and the overall economy. We need to do more listening and less law creation.”

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) annually rates lawmakers based on their votes in committee or the House floor on a series of ‘key bills’ determined by the association 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.

This session, the bills included supporting manufacturing jobs and careers, while opposing the paid FMLA mandate, minimum wage, state-run healthcare, and state budget to name a few.

CBIA is Connecticut’s leading business organization – with a membership comprised of hundreds of small, medium and large-sized businesses around the state.