CT lawmakers pass bill aimed at jumpstarting job, economic growth

Talk of improving job and economic growth turned to action Tuesday as state lawmakers passed a new bill aimed at helping businesses. The bill is known as Jobs for the 21st Century. It outlines several

News 12 Staff

Apr 25, 2006, 11:10 PM

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CT lawmakers pass bill aimed at jumpstarting job, economic growth
Talk of improving job and economic growth turned to action Tuesday as state lawmakers passed a new bill aimed at helping businesses.
The bill is known as Jobs for the 21st Century. It outlines several initiatives to create jobs, keep skilled workers and draw new businesses to Connecticut. In addition, the bill provides a property tax exemption on all manufacturing machinery and equipment, establishes a tax credit for production and post production of films, creates programs to support and encourage innovation, including funds for new ventures, and establishes a business advocate office to help small businesses.
State Representative Toni Boucher (R-Wilton) says the bill is unlike any other lawmakers are considering this session. He says for once a bill helps promote Connecticut businesses. The bill now goes to Governor Rell (R-CT), who says she intends to sign the legislation.


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