Posted on August 23, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – Using key pieces of business-related legislation to rank state lawmakers during the 2019 legislative session, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) recently highlighted State Representative Tami Zawistowski’s (R-61) perfect 100% score.
“Working to improve economic opportunity should be among our highest priorities in the General Assembly,” said Rep. Zawistowski. “I’m proud to have earned a perfect score from an organization that represents hundreds of businesses small and large across the state.”
Each year, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) ranks state lawmakers based on their support for the business community’s positions. This session, Rep. Zawistowski was ranked for six important bills that made it to the House for a vote and one bill in the Appropriations Committee, including SB 854 to increase vocational training and SB1030 reforming the state’s transfer act and streamlining environmental remediation projects. She opposed some measures, including the state budget which raises taxes on small businesses and a variety of goods from safety apparel to restaurant meals, plastic bags, rideshare services and much more.
“Connecticut lost over four thousand jobs during the first half of this year,” noted Rep. Zawistowski. “Recovering lost jobs and catching up with the rest of the country may hinge on the legislature not making it any more difficult to do business here than it already is.”
All of the scored bills impact job creation, small business growth and economic stability in Connecticut.
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.