The state legislature is taking another shot at a bill Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed last year which would have established a review process for business assistance and incentive programs.
The legislature’s Finance Committee hasn’t given the new bill a number yet or set a public hearing for it, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo said this week. Lembo, who lives in Guilford, is putting the prestige of his office behind the legislation in an effort to get it passed this time around.
“We need to know as a state, do these programs work, or if they’ve worked in the past, do they work any longer,” Lembo said in a meeting with the New Haven Register’s editorial board this week. “With this deeper dig, we’ll be providing information that we’re not getting now. We’ll be able to answer specifically what kinds of jobs are being created, what are the property taxes the recipients of this assistance are paying.
Click here to read more from Luther Turmelle at the New Haven Register.