March 29, 2012 | last updated June 1, 2012 1:33 pm

CT minority caucus to host public hearing Thur.

Members of the Connecticut General Assembly's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus will host a public hearing to discuss the state's small businesses and those owned by minorities, The Associated Press reports.

They also plan to discuss a proposed study of state contracts awarded to minority-owned businesses in Connecticut.

Democratic Reps. Larry Butler, of Waterbury, and Bruce Morris, of Norwalk, will host the hearing on behalf of the caucus Thursday at the Legislative Office Building.

The Connecticut Human Rights and Opportunities Commission is expected to discuss the state's workforce goals and whether or not they are met on state-funded projects.

A representative from the State Fire Training School is also expected to speak at the hearing.

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