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Independent Contractors Vital to State

January 26, 2012 CTPost.com

In Connecticut and across the country, people are slowly starting to see an end in sight to the painful economic recession. Some economic forecasts are cautiously optimistic and our state’s unemployment rate is showing initial signs of a positive outlook.

However, one thing the recession proved is that government can either be a help or a hindrance to recovery, making it crucial to pass legislation that will enable business to succeed free from regulatory obstacles.

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Don’t Punish Independent Contractors

October 3, 2011 Richmond Times Dispatch

Virginia has a well-deserved reputation as a business-friendly state. We need to ensure it remains that way. Policymakers in Virginia, including the governor and General Assembly, understand that independent contractors are an important part of Virginia’s work force, serving in a wide variety of critical industries and helping to support our pro-business climate.

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Support Independent Contractors

August 29, 2011 Concord Monitor

If you’ve had your hair cut or taken a cab recently, chances are good that you did business with an independent contractor.

Independent contractors are working Americans who don’t draw a salary from a single company, but work on contract or through an alternative arrangement. Independent contractors often grow their work into small businesses and in 2010 accounted for $626 billion in personal income – that’s one in eight dollars earned in the United States.

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FORUM: State’s Taxes, Spending Kill Job Creation

May 24, 2011 New Haven Register

IF it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. When it stops moving, subsidize it. That’s how President Ronald Reagan summed up government’s approach to business. Unfortunately, his observation still applies to Connecticut.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy passed the largest tax increase in state history. He raised dozens of separate taxes. He reduced property tax credits. He created a refundable tax credit benefitting people who pay no income taxes: You’re paying more so people who pay nothing will get a new welfare check.

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