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DECD Chief David Lehman: ‘Amazing challenge’ to fix state’s woes, but...

“We are focusing on what money is going out and what we are getting in return,” the Greenwich resident says. “Ultimately it’s about the cost to the taxpayer – and I am certainly one of those."

State budget finished, but work may just be starting on outstanding...

Highway tolls and whether or not to expand state-sanctioned gambling are still unresolved.

Connecticut lost 400 jobs in February

Despite the revised data, the state unemployment rate remained at 3.8 percent.

Mixed reaction to Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget proposal

Among those criticizing aspects of the new governor's plan: Hospitals, accountants, and Republican lawmakers.

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.

Elections over, business leaders express optimism about climate ahead

Ned Lamont "understands the need for economic growth, and the huge burden he’s facing,” says Joseph Brennan, president and CEO of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. “He’s going to need help.”

Three Fairfield County-based executives elected to CBIA board

"These individuals are among the state’s top business leaders and their experience will help us develop our policy agenda,” said CBIA president and CEO Joe Brennan.

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.

CBIA economist Pete Gioia retiring

Since joining the organization in 1989, Gioia managed CBIA’s research department, delivered over 200 pieces of testimony to the Connecticut General Assembly and led over 130 major conferences.

CBIA, CONNSTEP join to bolster manufacturing in Connecticut

The affiliation will allow the organizations to work collaboratively with manufacturers, broaden efforts to meet their needs and bolster the advancement of the manufacturing industry.

Legislature orders more study of fiscal stability commission’s recommendations

"The legislature once again focused on short-term budget fixes rather than on long-term structural reform," said Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth co-chairs Robert Patricelli and Jim Smith.

Up for debate again: Tolls on Connecticut roads

Democrats and Republicans are essentially split on whether bringing tolls back is the best way to address the state's transportation needs.

Business leaders: Uncertainty, unsettled issues cloud 2018 forecast

“We will struggle to grow by zero to 1 percent," forecasts Connecticut Business & Industry Association President and CEOJoe Brennan.

Though ‘not perfect,’ Connecticut budget earns mostly plaudits

Meanwhile, Comptroller Kevin Lembo said that, based on revenue and spending through Sept. 30, the state remained on track to end the current fiscal year with a $93.9 million deficit.

CBIA endorses GOP budget proposal ahead of today’s expected vote on...

"Now is the time for working together,” says Connecticut Business & Industry Association President and CEO Joe Brennan.