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26 policy proposals were agreed to by groups often at odds at the state capital.  The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, Connecticut Business and Industry Association and Connecticut AFL-CIO recently held a summit where the diverse groups found out they have more in common than they thought. 


Summit attendees asked officials to hold another forum so they could pick up where left off, because they feel agreement can be reached on many more items. 


A steering committee with municipal officials from Danbury, Newtown, Ridgefield and elsewhere was involved in coming up with common ideas for Connecticut's economic future.


The five areas of focus included state revenue and governance, education and workforce development, transportation and infrastructure, regional solutions and quality of life matters.  Participants agreed that the  budget implementation process should be reformed, making it more transparent.  They also want a constitutional transportation funding lockbox amendment and for the state's tax structure to be reformed.

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