Rebimbas speaks to business community at breakfast

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State Rep. Rosa Rebimbas (R-70), center, speaks during the Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Breakfast earlier this week. –CONTIRBUTED

HARTFORD — State Rep. Rosa Rebimbas (R-70) addressed the business community at the Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Breakfast earlier this week.

Rebimbas and other lawmakers spoke on the group’s legislative agenda and answered questions at the annual breakfast.

“The business climate in Connecticut has only gotten worse. The jobs bill from the last special session was only a small step in the right direction. My focus this session will be job creation and education, in addition to continuing my opposition to tax increases and high government spending. We must foster an environment that supports the production of a skilled and trained workforce and a business environment where businesses can afford to expand and create jobs,” Rebimbas said in a news release.

Rebimbas continued, “We and the business community throughout the state jointly need to tell the Governor and the legislature in Hartford that if the bill hurts the business community any further, then ‘We can’t have it in Connecticut.’”

Other issues discussed at the breakfast included the merger between Waterbury Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital, the Post University expansion efforts, and the potential impact of the state’s major unfunded pension liabilities.