CT Taxpayers: Please Read My Letter in the New Haven Register

September 14, 2015

Article as it appeared in the New Haven Register

Letter to the Editor: Turn Connecticut’s business climate around

Connecticut received an “F” from some 225 companies that participated in a recent small business “friendliness” poll. The Hartford region received the lowest score of any metropolitan area in the nation, and the New Haven area’s “F” put it among the bottom four locales in the nation.

As someone who co-founded a small business in Connecticut, I am listening. At the state Capitol, I will continue to work with anyone — Republicans, Democrats, business owners, entrepreneurs — to make our state’s policies more business friendly.

At the top of our agenda should be removing unnecessary bureaucratic obstacles, lowering the cost of doing business, and making it easier to navigate the difficult regulatory environment.

I urge anyone who feels the same way to contact me at [email protected] or 800 842-1421.

Let’s view this terrible report card as an opportunity to start turning Connecticut’s business climate around.

— State Sen. Art Linares Westbrook