Last week, state Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, told me about a series of visits she made to area manufacturers to hear their concerns.
So the CEO in a Farmington company is walking her out at the end of her visit and engaging in the de rigueur griping about his company's tax burden.
"Out of curiosity, how much do you pay in state corporate taxes?" she asks.
"Oh, we don't pay anything," he says. "But, you know, we pay property taxes, and our employees pay income tax and sales tax and local property tax."
The exception? No, the rule. In the most recent year for which these numbers are available (the fiscal year ending June 2012), 58...