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advocacy community education
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Louis J. Bucari, General Counsel,
Connecticut Department of Revenue Services:
"It requires a major cultural shift for government to look
outside for information. Commissioner [Kevin] Sullivan
realizes this. Nothing is accomplished without implementa-
tion. First step: institutionalize lines of communication."
Susan B. Sherman, Legislative Program Manager,
Connecticut Department of Revenue Services
Alan Lieberman, Tax Attorney, Shipman & Goodwin,
Editor, Taxes on Connecticut Business & Industry
Felicia Hoeniger, Tax Attorney, Robinson and Cole
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Michael L. Kraten, CSCPA Advisory Council Chair
Jay Fountain, Government Accounting Standards Board
Assistant Director of Research (retired), City of Stamford
Board of Representatives member
Noelle A. Taddei, CSCPA President-elect
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John Harrity, Director, Grow Jobs Connecticut:
"Business, labor, and community interests should go to
state government together and say, `We think this is a
good idea.' That strategy will be heard far more clearly
than lobbyists. It's not a great idea to work in a vacuum.
A cohesive strategy and thoughts must be communicated
to elected officials."
Fred V. Carstensen, Director, Connecticut Center for
Economic Analysis, University of Connecticut:
"[Business needs] simplicity, certainty, and predictability. They
are absolutely imperative if you want business to invest."
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David Walker
Alan Lieberman
Joseph F. Brennan, Senior VP, Public Policy,
Connecticut Business and Industry Association:
"[This group should] support and encourage the adminis-
tration's efforts to bring all of the key agencies together to
look at the economy as a whole. In the past, different con-
stituencies have viewed the economy as a zero sum game
in Connecticut, where one constituency has to lose for the
other to win.
"We need to focus on competitiveness, globally."
Art Renner, CSCPA Executive Director
Gregory A. Lainas, CSCPA President