There will be late nights at the State Capitol over the next several days as lawmakers work to pass several bills and tackle their biggest challenge: the state budget. With the end of the session looming, there comes a warning and a plea to lawmakers from the head of the CBIA: “don’t raise taxes.”
That request came during a taping of Face the State that aired Sunday, from Joe Brennan, the president and CEO of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. During the interview Brennan discussed his take on the state of the Connecticut economy, and predicted any tax hike passed by lawmakers would be “fairly devastating to the state.” “I don’t want to be mister doom and gloom, but if this tax bill as proposed goes forward, we will do serious harm to our economy.” “We think this is totally the wrong direction,…and ultimately we will be hurting the people we are trying to help.”
Also on the program this weekend, the legendary leader of Riverfront Recapture, Joe Marfuggi, who is stepping down after nearly 30 years on the job, working to reconnect Hartford to the Connecticut River. We werel also joined by his successor, Mike Zaleski.
Watch Marfuggi and Zaleski right here: http://www.wfsb.com/clip/11545613/new-ventures-for-riverfront-recapture
Watch our Flashback with Bob Schieffer right here: http://www.wfsb.com/clip/11545628/celebrating-bob-schieffers-remarkable-career