We were told Connecticut had recovered all of the private sector jobs that were lost during the Great Recession, but new numbers released today show that this is not true. Previously, state labor officials had reported that the state gained 26,900 jobs last year. Today that number was revised down by the Connecticut Department of Labor to 12,200, a reduction of more than half.
It is not often that we find ourselves agreeing with Gov. Dannel Malloy, but he was right to veto the legislature’s efforts to put strict requirements on who can serve as the head of the State Department of Education. The state’s teachers unions were the primary proponents of the bill setting limits on a governor’s choice for education chief.