Connecticut’s private sector leaders convened Monday with two of the Malloy administration’s top economic advisers to tackle issues that have stymied lawmakers for years: sluggish economic growth, a dwindling population and an entrepreneurial climate that more and more businesses criticize as noncompetitive.
On Monday, members of the newly chartered Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth met at Yale with Kevin Sullivan, the state’s commissioner of revenue services, and Catherine Smith, commissioner of economic and community development. The 14-person commission, which includes the heads of some of Connecticut’s largest companies, represents a rare foray into the realm of public policy by private sector leaders. The commission will offer formal recommendations to Gov. Dannel Malloy and the Legislature on March 1.Read More