Rebimbas, Labriola earn perfect CBIA score

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State representatives Rosa Rebimbas (R-70) and David Labriola (R-131).

HARTFORD — State representatives Rosa Rebimbas (R-70) and David Labriola (R-131) earned a perfect voting record from the Connecticut Business and Industry Association on bills impacting the state’s economic growth and business climate.

All state lawmakers were scored by the association with a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” based on their support for the business community’s positions on seven important policies. The bills all have the capacity to affect job creation, small business growth and economic stability in Connecticut. Some of the bills assessed include the Governor’s budget (SB 1239), the paid sick leave mandate (SB 913) and the campaign finance reform bill (HB 5556).

“Defending local businesses and working to restore jobs is critically important as folks continue to struggle,” said Rebimbas in a prepared statement. “Unemployment jumped to 8.5 percent last month and families are hurting. Creating jobs and growing small businesses is a legislative priority for me, and I look forward to doing more to promote local business growth in the 2013 Legislative Session.”

Labriola added, in a prepared statement, “Small businesses are the backbone of our state economy, and helping them succeed is essential to creating stable jobs for middle class families. I am committed to working in a bipartisan way to help make the state more business friendly by crafting legislation aimed at helping businesses start, stay and grow in Connecticut.”

The complete CBIA scorecard for all legislators can be viewed at www.cbia.com.