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Lamont extends workers’ comp to frontline employees, but not everyone is...

“Even if it is more expensive,” declared State Sen. Julie Kushner (D-Danbury), “that’s the cost of doing business.”

CBIA to state legislators: Prioritize job creation and economic growth

“The main focus of this legislative session must be on making it easier for employers to grow in Connecticut as opposed to what we’ve seen over the last several years, with new costs and mandates hampering much-needed growth," says CBIA president and CEO Joe Brennan.

$15 minimum wage could dampen business climate, some observers say

“Our business is growing – but I’m not sure if it’s going to continue to do so in Connecticut," says one Danbury business owner.

CBIA issues policy priorities for this year’s legislative session

"Connecticut has to build upon our many strengths and not allow bad policy choices to slow us down," says the organization's President and CEO Joe Brennan.

Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund has less than half its target goal

“It’s not like there’s absolutely no money in the Trust Fund,” says Eric Gjede of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association; however, he added, “It’s nowhere close to where we’d like it to be.”

CBIA ups pair of executives to lead government, manufacturing efforts

Eric Gjede has served as counsel and assistant counsel at the group for the last five years, while Eric Brown has spent over 24 years there as counsel and senior counsel on such issue areas as manufacturing, energy and transportation.

Mixed reviews for proposed reintroduction of tolls to Conn. highways

Transportation revenues will take an increasing hit as gas tax funds continue to dwindle -- but selling tolls to consumers will be a tall order.