Joan V Hartley

Legislators Push For Legislation To Advance Bioscience Business

Legislators Push For Legislation To Advance Bioscience Business

Democratic and Republican leaders in the General Assembly said Tuesday they will push legislation to promote advanced medical and pharmaceutical business in Connecticut to strengthen the state's weak economy and boost growth in high-wage jobs.

The legislature's commerce committee is moving three measures that Sen. Joan Hartley, co-chairwoman, said she believes will win bipartisan approval before the legislative session ends June 7.

"I'm very optimistic," she said at a Capitol news conference.

About 35,000 employees work in 2,000 bioscience companies in Connecticut, said Hartley, D-Waterbury.

"We are positioned to multiply that in an exponential way...

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