Posted on July 7, 2022
HARTFORD Rep. Tony Scott, (R-Monroe), was recognized Tuesday for an outstanding record in support of Connecticut businesses.
The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), which represents thousands of large and small employers, gave Scott a 100% on its annual State House Voting Record Scorecard.
Votes were scored on 10 bills, chosen for their potential impact—positive or negative—on job growth and the state’s post-pandemic recovery. They ranged from developing a women’s return to work plan in the post-Covid world, to a program in state prisons that will allow those re-entering society the chance to earn their commercial driver’s licenses.
“I continue to hear from constituents about inflation-driven price increases and skyrocketing fuel prices that are making Connecticut more unaffordable by the day. While residents and families are now forced to make difficult decisions as a result, the same can be true of businesses, from the corner shop to large corporations that employee thousands,” Rep. Scott said. “They are trying to balance their books amid disruptions to supply chains and cost increases. As lawmakers, we should be thinking about ways to assist in their recovery from the pandemic, not finding new ways to heap taxes and new regulations on them. I’m fighting for businesses in Monroe and Newtown, as well as those across the state and I thank the CBIA for recognizing that.”
CBIA vice president of public policy Eric Gjede said the scorecard demonstrates a lawmaker’s level of awareness around critical issues impacting the economy and job creation.
“We are seeing a growing number of bipartisan, moderate lawmakers recognize that the high cost of living and the labor shortage are major threats to our economic recovery,” Gjede said. “Our 2022 voting scorecards show which lawmakers were willing to stand with the business community to prioritize these issues.”
The full scorecard can be viewed here.
Representative Scott encourages constituents in the 112th District to contact him at any time at Tony.Scott@housegop.ct.gov or by calling 860-240-8700. They can also stay up-to-date on bills and future events by signing up for Rep. Scott’s email newsletter at www.RepScott.com.