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How Does Connecticut Rate in Small Business Friendliness?

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Connecticut received a D grade in small business friendliness, according to a survey by Thumbtack. 

Illinois received the worst rating in the survey. Rhode Island and California also received failing grades. New Jersey also received a D grade. 

The survey looked at several issues, including: 
  • Business-friendly licensing regulations
  • Ease of filing taxes
  • Tax rates
  • Government-sponsored training programs
Utah, Idaho, Texas, Virginia and Louisiana received the highest rating for small business friendliness. 

Check out the full survey results. 
Conrad F. Heede June 28, 2014 at 06:53 AM
Raising a federal tax will affect all states equally. You mean to criticize ct state gas taxes which were set by the previous Republican governors.
tom arras June 28, 2014 at 09:25 AM
Like we really need another tax, State or Fed. We should wipe "Constitution State" from our license plates & replace it with "Tax State"! It's certainly more appropriate at the present.
rebel patriot June 28, 2014 at 07:28 PM
Ct sucks! Malloy sucks! Obama sucks! Illegals suck! United States and its troops rule! Citizens with guns rule!
rebel patriot June 28, 2014 at 07:35 PM
And by the way, Murphy sucks! Blumenthal sucks! etc.
tom arras June 28, 2014 at 08:46 PM
Can't argue with that. So how do we fix things?

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