The Department of Housing paid exorbitant fees to a lender administrating the Shoreline Resiliency Loan Fund, part of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s Shore Up CT program created in 2014 to give homeowners and businesses low interest loans to upgrade their properties to withstand coastal storms in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. ...
Get CT Back on Top
EAST HARTFORD – Connecticut has compiled a disgraceful list of lasts in recent years, as the Yankee Institute highlighted on Wednesday this week with a full page advertisement in several major CT newspapers.
Yankee Institute Executive Director Fergus Cullen said,” Now is the time to lower spending and adopt pro-growth tax policies that will move Connecticut from last to first.”
The specific policies advocated by the Yankee Institute are available on the Yankee PolicyWiki. They include:
- Tax and Spending Reform
- Pension Reform
- Economic Reform
- Energy Reform
- Transportation Reform
- Health Care Reform
Connecticut can get back on top. The General Assembly should take action immediately on these important issues.
State Troopers doubling pay with overtime due to staffing shortage, as state braces for mass retirements
An audit of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection found that 56 percent of state troopers singled out for review earned more than 100 percent of their base salary through overtime. “These employees’ base salaries ranged from $44,129 to $83,137, while overtime ranged from $50,968 to $190,677,” the ...