State Representative Prasad Srinivasan (R-31) is being recognized by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) for having a perfect record voting on key bills impacting Connecticut’s economic growth and business climate.
Lawmakers were scored on 7 measures based on their opposition or support for the business community’s positions. Some of the bills assessed include the Governor’s budget (SB 1239), the unprecedented paid sick leave mandate (SB 913) and the campaign finance reform bill (HB 5556).
“Working to restore jobs by defending local businesses and passing business-friendly legislation is essential to Connecticut ’s economic recovery,” said Rep. Srinivasan, a member of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee. “Our state was just named 44th in the nation for its business climate – it is critically important that we take steps to reverse the recent anti-business trend many of the majority’s budget policies have imposed.”
Rep. Srinivasan added, “Middle class families are struggling and helping businesses to start, grow and stay in Connecticut has a direct impact on unemployment and will help put folks back to work.”
Rep. Srinivasan has taken ambitious steps to promote the creation of private sector jobs through private sector growth during his first term in the legislature. Early this year he set out to forge a stronger bond between Glastonbury businesses and the legislature through the formation of his Business Advisory Council. He partners with Council members to hear their ideas and concerns about Connecticut ’s business climate, and brings what he has learned to the Capitol. Additionally, Rep. Srinivasan hosted workshops for small businesses about the financial assistance available to them through last October’s bipartisan jobs bill.
The complete CBIA scorecard for all members of the House of Representatives can be viewed here: http://www.cbia.com/govaff/magicpages/uclip/housevotes.htm.
For more information on the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, the largest business organization in the state, visit www.cbia.com.