Somers given 100% grade for votes on issues affecting CT business community.

August 20, 2022

The Connecticut Business & Industry Association has released its legislative scorecard which grades state legislators on how they voted on issues affecting the business community.

One of the CBIA’s primary functions is its annual legislative scorecard and its determination of how friendly legislators are to the business community.

“While these bills reflect just a fraction of all legislation addressed during the session, they were chosen as the framework for CBIA’s 2022 legislative voting records based on their potential impact—positive or negative—on job growth and the state’s post-pandemic recovery,” the CBIA wrote about the scorecard.

One of the bills supported by the CBIA and unanimously supported by state government was a manufacturing jobs bill that “helps address Connecticut’s critical shortage of skilled manufacturing workers by extending the apprenticeship training tax credit to smaller manufacturers,” according to the group.

From around the region, state Rep. Holly Cheeseman, R-East Lyme, state Rep. Mike France, R-Ledyard, state Rep. Greg Howard, R-Stonington, state Rep. Kathleen McCarty, R-Waterford, state Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton and state Sen. Paul Formica, R-East Lyme, were all given 100% grades for their records on matters related to the business community.