Contrary to the loud complaints of some in the corporate community, the state budget does not impose outsized demands on big business. When corporations complain of high business taxes, they are elevating fiction over fact. Let’s push back against the fear, exaggerations and misinformation and stick with the basic facts. No changes in the state budget should be considered in next week’s special session.
Look beyond the caregiving role of Connecticut hospitals and you will find a promising means of strengthening our state’s economy. In addition to being good for the health of residents, Connecticut hospitals are good for the health of business as well, contributing $21.9 billion annually to the state and local economies.