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. ...
A Different Kind of Pension Outrage
Everyone knows that Connecticut’s pension system has some serious unfunded liabilities. But state employee pension rules need more than fiscal reform.
In a new outrage, a UConn music professor — who has been confronted by serious allegations of child abuse — has just retired with an annual pension of $68,640, courtesy of Connecticut taxpayers.
The state attorney general’s office commissioned an investigation that made a number of allegations against the professor so serious that UConn initiated termination proceedings. The day after the report was released, the professor — who had been on administrative leave with pay since June 21, 2013 — announced his retirement. Under state law, he’s entitled to his $68,640 pension (based on a salary of $135,741) unless he is convicted of a felony.
State police and UConn police launched investigations that were recently completed; no charges have been filed against the professor, notwithstanding numerous allegations of sexual misconduct (of which the university was apparently aware for some time, while doing nothing about them).
So pony up, Connecticut taxpayers! Your tax dollars are hard at work.
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 ...