Senator Frantz Attends Politics and Business Forum in Norwalk

February 6, 2012

Senator Scott Frantz, left, speaks with Congressman Jim Himes, center, and House Minority Leader Larry Cafero, right, at the “Politics and Business Forum” in Norwalk.

Norwalk – State Senator L. Scott Frantz (R-36) participated in a Politics and Business Forum hosted by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association and The CEO Roundtable at the Norwalk Inn and Conference Center on Tuesday, January 31st.

“I am honored to have been a part of this panel,” said Senator Frantz. “We have a responsibility to engage in an open and intelligent dialogue with business owners regarding what the state can do to support their operations. I have long been an advocate of reducing the regulatory and tax burden on businesses and look forward to proposing positive reforms during this year’s legislative session. We simply cannot afford to continue down the current path of high taxation and high government spending when we are trying to compete for business with 49 other states.”

The forum focused on the current state of Connecticut’s economy, recent initiatives to stimulate economic development and job growth, and other opportunities to improve the state’s business climate. It was attended by about 70 representatives of businesses and non-profit organizations.

Other panelists included Congressman Jim Himes (D-4), House Minority Leader Larry Cafero (R-142), CBIA Senior Vice President of Public Policy Joseph F. Brennan and President of OperationsInc David Lewis. The forum was moderated by Tom Appleby of the News 12 Connecticut television network.