WINSTED — What will another tax on businesses do to manufacturers in this community and others throughout the state? One thing is for certain: It won’t help them create jobs for thousands of unemployed people in Connecticut. That was the message from business leaders here at Alcoa Howmet recently, when Republican state Reps. John Rigby, Larry Cafero and Craig Miner stopped by to talk about the state of the state’s economy and how a controversial budget proposal from Democrats would affect employers and workers in Connecticut. State Sens. Andrew Roraback, Kevin Witkos and John McKinney joined them. All of the business executives — they came from from Barkhamsted, North Canaan and Litchfield — at the roundtable discussion said the majority party’s proposal to increase business taxes would hurt members of their families: their employees. Laurie Roy, human resources manager at Alcoa, said more taxes would make life event tougher for companies in Connecticut. Check out this story in the Register Citizen. And take a look at this editorial, also from the Register Citizen. Howmet is a global supplier of precision-machined turbines.