Category Archives: Economy and Jobs

Hwang on Economy & Jobs

Hwang on Economy & Jobs

Economic uncertainty, high governmental costs and restrictive regulatory bureaucracy are tremendous barriers to the creation of private sector jobs. Unfortunately, these factors are what employers and small businesses in our state struggle with every day.

Empower and Support Our Businesses Toward Long-Term Growth & Success

SOLUTIONS:

Eliminate Outdated and Bureaucratic Regulations (PA 14-187)
Helped draft legislation that will eliminate nearly a thousand pages of state regulations identified as obsolete, duplicate, excessively burdensome, or otherwise ineffective or unnecessary. This bill made CT’s regulations more streamlined, up-to-date and user-friendly to help our residents and employers, especially small businesses.

Job Employment for the Disabled (PA 13-277)
Advocated and supported legislation to empower those with developmental disabilities to achieve a sense of independence and enriched living through work. PA 13-277 will allow community non-profits to support and coordinate employment opportunities for the developmentally disabled.

Jobs via Bioscience Investments (PA 13-239)
As Co-Chair of the legislature’s bipartisan Bioscience Caucus, spearheaded legislation to make CT a world leader in bioscience research. The law strengthens the State’s capacity to create competitive investment tools, attract additional federal and private dollars, and re-energize CT’s economic landscape toward increased job growth and financial sustainability.

Advanced Manufacturing Education (PA 11-1 October Special Session)
Helped Housatonic Community College obtain a portion of a $17.8 million grant to build a state of the art manufacturing education center.

Bone Marrow Testing Insurance Coverage (PA 11-88)
Provided bipartisan leadership to develop landmark insurance coverage of bone marrow testing to support patients and families affected by blood cell cancers such as leukemia and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Are You Tired Of Empty Promises On Jobs?

Are You Tired Of Empty Promises On Jobs?

So is Tony Hwang! Connecticut has a reputation of being hostile to job creation.  High taxes, high costs, and a burdensome regulatory environment make Connecticut a tough place to do business.  Jobs are scarce, and businesses are closing. Connecticut has the 5th worst business climate in America (CNBC) Connecticut has the 3rd highest state and local tax burden in… Continue Reading

Tony Hwang Highlights Importance of Manufacturing to Economy, Job Creation

Tony Hwang Highlights Importance of Manufacturing to Economy, Job Creation

Evidencing Tony Hwang’s commitment to manufacturing and the significant role it plays in Connecticut’s economy and job creation, the American Manufacturing Hall of Fame invited him to speak at its annual dinner earlier this month. The American Manufacturing Hall of Fame is located at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport. Thanks to Tony’s leadership and effective advocacy,… Continue Reading