"STATEMENT: CT Senate Passes Small Business Hotline Bill (H.B. 5584)"

CT Senate passes small business hotline 2017 H.B. 5584

“Pro-business measures like the small business hotline save entrepreneurs and job creators both time and money. When small businesses succeed, it strengthens our state’s economy and our communities. It's a win-win.” -- Brett Broesder, Co-founder and Vice President of Campaign for Tomorrow’s Jobs

Milford, CT (June 7, 2017) – Today, the CT Senate passed a bill (H.B. 5584) that seeks to establish a one-stop- shop business hotline, where small business owners can have their questions about red tape readily answered.

In response, Brett Broesder, co-founder and vice president of Campaign for Tomorrow’s Jobs, said that this legislation is important because it seeks to significantly relieve the amount of time that small business owners spend dealing with government red tape, which on average is 200 hours annually, according to a Babson College Study. 

“This is an excellent business-friendly measure,” said Broesder. “Pro-business measures like the small business hotline save entrepreneurs and job creators both time and money. When small businesses succeed, it strengthens our state’s economy and our communities. It's a win-win.”

To watch a video ad run by the Campaign for Tomorrow’s Jobs in support of the bill, click here: https://www.tomorrowsjobs.org/news/small-business-ad.

To read more about the bill, click here: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2017/BA/2017HB-05584-R010724-BA.htm.

To read testimony from the public hearing on the bill, click here: https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/CommDocTmyBillAllComm.asp?bill=HB-05584&doc_year=2017.

About Campaign for Tomorrow’s Jobs

The Campaign for Tomorrow’s Jobs focuses on growing Connecticut’s economy for present and future generations in three key policy areas: workforce preparedness, business growth & innovation and fiscal sustainability. Read more at www.tomorrowsjobs.org.

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