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Rep. Fishbein Earns Perfect CBIA Score

Connecticut’s largest business organization recently honored State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90) for his perfect voting record on key bills impacting Connecticut’s economic growth and business climate during the 2019 legislative session.

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) ranked all state lawmakers based on their support for the business community’s positions on 10 important policies. The bills all affect job creation, small business growth and economic stability in Connecticut.

Some of the bills assessed include: SB 854 – which promotes manufacturing careers to high school students, and SB 64 and SB440 which would have allowed employees to forego workplace meetings if they believed “political matters,”  including discussions regarding business-related legislation, were being discussed. It was also noted that Rep. Fishbein did not support the state budget which raised taxes by an estimated $1.7 million on everything from safety apparel to restaurant meals, plastic bags, rideshare services and much more.

“I’m pleased CBIA recognizes the impact these important pieces of legislation will have on our state, and I’m proud to be recognized for supporting our small businesses and voting against policies that are detrimental to Connecticut,” Rep. Fishbein said. “Instead of mandates and tax increases, we should focus on reducing state spending and the overall tax burden on the hard-working men and women who are the backbone of our economy. I will continue to fight for business-friendly legislation.”

The scorecard was calculated with selected pieces of legislation and may reflect votes from committee, the House, or both. The complete CBIA scorecard can be viewed here:

For more information on the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, the largest most representative business organization in the state, visit

Fishbein for Connecticut - Jo-Anne L. Rusczek, Treasurer - Approved by Craig Fishbein
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