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Friday, April 29, 2016
Linares Highlights “National Small Business Week”
May 1-7 is “National Small Business Week” and
Sen. Art Linares is supporting legislation at the State Capitol which aims to help people start businesses and grow jobs in Connecticut.
the State Capitol, we must keep fighting to pass policies which help
Connecticut small business owners in their efforts to thrive and grow
Sen. Linares said. “This week, we celebrate the significant
impact small businesses have on our communities. At the same time, we
must advance ideas throughout the year which ease burdens on our job
creators and future entrepreneurs.”
who co-founded his own successful small business at the age of 19, is
backing several pieces of legislation which aim to help small
establishment of a Connecticut Entrepreneur Learner's Permit pilot
program to encourage and assist first-time entrepreneurs by reimbursing
them for state
fees associated with forming a business.
the more than 40,000 veteran-owned businesses in the state by providing
them with additional bidding preferences under state contracting laws.
·Allowing the state to establish a “Connecticut-Made” program to promote Connecticut manufacturers and producers.
“We can make Connecticut a national leader in small business growth,”
Sen. Linares said. “But as policymakers, we must first foster a
predictable business climate at the State Capitol. That’s why I
continue to push for long-term common sense solutions which will put our
state on a sustainable fiscal path. State government
needs to reduce its massive overtime costs, reform its generous pension
system, and make long overdue structural budget changes to become more
fiscally responsible. That’s the pathway to certainty and to success.”
should also enact comprehensive government spending reforms while
protecting funding for local education. Hurting students is not the
to our state’s perpetual financial problems. Forcing local property
tax hikes is not the way to boost small business growth. Hundreds of
state residents agree, and they are signing my petition at
www.SenatorLinares.com to help bring about these reforms.”
Linares (www.senatorlinares.com) represents
Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook.