CT governor candidates pitch job creation to tech leaders

TRUMBULL –

The top contenders in the Connecticut gubernatorial race were in Trumbull Wednesday to tell tech company CEOs how they can bring more information technology jobs to the state.

The candidates include Republican Mark Boughton, the mayor of Danbury, and Democrat Ned Lamont, a businessman and former Greenwich selectman. They each have their respective party’s endorsement.

The tech companies say they’re looking for less regulation and want a guarantee that their taxes won’t increase.

The three Republicans on stage said the key to that is making the permit process a lot easier, as well as simply having a governor who they say isn’t tone deaf to the needs of companies.

Lamont said he understands the businesses’ concerns. But he also said some of the Republicans are making tax cut promises they simply can’t afford to keep.

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