HARTFORD, CT – Today, Carol Platt Liebau, President of the Yankee Institute, launched the Connecticut Can Work! campaign aimed at taking a fresh approach to growing Connecticut’s economy:

“Excessive regulation has Connecticut stuck in the past,” said Liebau. “As a result, we lose out to other states that make it easier to hire people and run a business. That’s a shame, because stronger businesses mean better jobs – and a better job means a better life.”

“We’re proposing reforms because, with the right policies, we know Connecticut can work. It’s time to remove the red tape that has become an artificial barrier to success.”

“Connecticut Can Work! offers fresh ideas to change the way policy makers approach growing jobs in our state,” said Liebau. “We want to open up opportunities for all workers, allow employers to grow and ensure that success is within reach for everyone.”

“We’re launching this policy campaign now, with reforms we will pursue in the coming legislative session,” said Liebau. “There are too many people in Connecticut who want to turn their ideas into a successful business or pursue a new career – and they should find opportunity instead of needless obstacles. Connecticut Can Work! is a set of first-step policies designed to grow our economy without costing government anything.”

For more information, please visit: www.connecticutcanwork.org

The Hartford-based Yankee Institute for Public Policy works to transform Connecticut into a place where everyone is free to succeed.

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