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Legislature Should Stick To Budget; Not Burden Small Businesses

Legislature Should Stick To Budget; Not Burden Small Businesses

As the General Assembly session begins in Hartford, lawmakers face a growing budget deficit and a long list of issues related to daily management of state government. Add to this mix the recent decision by General Electric to leave Connecticut for Boston, and it appears our elected leaders have a full agenda.

Common sense suggests the most helpful approach lawmakers can take during this year's short, three-month session is to focus their efforts on stabilizing the finances and effectiveness of state government and avoiding any further meddling in the private sector, where small business owners like me are fighting for survival.

Unfortunately, there are early signs that will...

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